Worship Elements: May 11, 2014

By Joanne Carlson Brown
Fourth Sunday of Easter COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10 THEME IDEAS In general, we don’t like being… read more

New Medieval Bible Meditation: Isaiah 50:4-9a

By Clifton Stringer
Palm/Passion Sunday April 13, 2014 Isaiah 50:4-9a (Revised Common); Isaiah 50:4-7 (Roman Catholic) Join me as we interpret Isa. 50:4-9 according to the fourfold way often… read more

Worship Elements: May 4, 2014

By Bill Hoppe
Third Sunday of Easter Color: WhiteScripture Readings: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35 Theme Ideas In the lesson from Acts… read more

No, They Were Right When They Told You Not to Proof-text

By Robert A. Ratcliff
In a recent blog post at Ministry Matters, Clifton Stringer contends that proof-texting is not the dangerous practice your seminary professors told you it was, and that Christians … read more

Clergy Housing Faces New Scrutiny

By David Gibson
(RNS) Bye-bye, “Bishop Bling.” So long, “Pastor Perks.” The so-called “Francis effect” may be real, at least when it comes to clerical housing, … read more

Holy Lent! Batman

By Jerrod Hugenot
The internet melted when I posted a reflection on churches and insights from Downton Abbey. Like the Queen, I am most amused. I enjoy exploring popular culture. Indeed, a look… read more
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