Worship Connection: May 4, 2014

By Nancy C. Townley
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 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship… read more

They Were Wrong When They Told You Not to Proof-text

By Clifton Stringer
In seminary we were told not to proof-text. They meant: Don’t just quote isolated verses of the Bible to support your views or doctrines. They were wrong to tell us not to… read more

Youth Ministry Is More Than Your Title

By Beth Morris
Our title may say “Minister to Students” or “Director of Youth Ministries,” but as the person responsible for youth ministry in a local church we… read more

Resident Aliens: Wesleyan Politics

By William H. Willimon
Resident Aliens is ecclesiology written by Stanley Hauerwas and me, two erstwhile Wesleyans who weren’t thought to have an adequate ecclesiology. Stanley and I drew a line… read more

Digging Up the Root of Bitterness

By Angela Roberts Jones
…“lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled…” Hebrews 12:15b It’s ironic how the season of Lent… read more

A Conversation with Tom Steagald

By Janice Neely
You are a blogger and an author. How did you begin writing? I have been writing in some form since college. I’ve always loved words and the way words form perspective… read more
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