Lasts

By Eric Van Meter
Last week was, for me, a week of lasts. Last goodbyes with several friends before we move. Last mission trip with my ASU students. Along with that, the last Tour de Faith bike… read more

7 Helpful Skills for Pastors Leading Growing Churches

By Ron Edmondson
I came close to titling these “essential” skills, but I knew that was unfair. God can and does work through all different types of people. But, he has appointed some… read more

Should Conservatives Oppose the Death Penalty?

By Clifton Stringer
The Boston Globe's Leon Neyfakh reports, in a May 25 story ("The conservative case against the death penalty"), on opposition to the death penalty from within the Republican… read more

Ascension of the Lord

By Wesley King
Readings: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47 or Psalm 93; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53 Prayer: 35 Let us gather as they gathered on the Mount of Olivet Marilyn E. Thorton © 2008… read more

Make a Big Deal About Pentecost!

By Susan Cox-Johnson
Make a big deal about Pentecost! Pentecost, the "birthday of the church," celebrates God's sending of the Holy Spirit, creating understanding and unity among the early followers… read more

Rolling a Joint, a Metaphor for a Nation Losing Its Way

By Tom Ehrich
(RNS) I am sweating on the treadmill when a young man walks onto the patio outside my window, sits at a table and spreads out his drug paraphernalia. He folds a piece of white… read more
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