A Saint Goes Marching In

By Ronnie McBrayer
Years ago my oldest son asked me a question: “What is a saint?” When you’re driving along with a numb mind at day’s end, as I was, that’s not the… read more

Naming Our Idols

By Mike Slaughter
Chances are when you hear the word idol, the first thing that comes to mind is Ryan Seacrest, or possibly a shiny gold statue of a calf. Idolatry isn’t a new problem, but it … read more

The Difficulty with Difficulties

By Todd Outcalt
Thirty years ago—when I entered pastoral ministry—I had no way of knowing how difficult the work would be. But my beginnings were eager, and passionate, and fraught… read more

Too Old for Ordination?

By Shane Raynor
The bigger question is not if it's okay to discourage people over 45 from going through the ordination process, but rather, why aren't we discouraging everyone from going through… read more

Two Wild Turkeys and Trust

By Kasey Hitt
At a recent silent retreat I sat with eyes transfixed on two wild turkeys. A female was grazing along the edge of the wood without a care or glance in my direction while the male… read more

Worship Connection: Sunday after Pentecost Yr. C

By Nancy C. Townley
CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1 L: In the midst of difficult times, we have new life from Christ. P: When we think that there is no hope, God offers us healing love. L: Come, … read more
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