The Gift of Encouragement

By Marjorie Thompson
As ordinary mortals, even the most persistent optimists among us become discouraged at times. To be discouraged means to lose heart. Metaphorically and spiritually, the heart is… read more

Discipleship and Marriage

By David Lowes Watson
It is to peace that God has called you. Wife, for all you know, you might save your husband. Husband, for all you know, you might save your wife. 1 Corinthians 7:15, 16 (NRSV)… read more

Review: Joy Together

By Patricia Farris
Lynne Baab, pastor, professor, and author, is a familiar friend to those engaged in practices of spiritual formation. Her latest book, Joy Together: Spiritual Practices for Your… read more

God Said It . . . And that Unsettles It

By Ronnie McBrayer
God said it, I believe it, and that settles it.” This slogan is one of today’s all too common bumper sticker defenses of the Bible. The phrase is sometimes amended to… read more

Holy Thursday Altar Design

By Nancy C. Townley
Pastor's Theme The Humility of Discipleship in Foot Washing and Communion Scripture: John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Theme Focus The humility of Jesus as he washed the feet of each of… read more

Dinner with Jesus

By William H. Willimon
It’s odd, even for the odd Gospel of John. Jesus is in Bethany entertained by his good friends Mary and Martha. (John 12:1-11.) John casually remarks that Lazarus, whom… read more
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