'Tis the season: Can we change politics?

By James C. Howell
Read Rev. Howell's previous 'Tis the Season articles covering the 2016 election here. What is God asking of us during this season? Clearly God is asking us to fix ourselves, … read more

Who you gonna call?

By Kira Schlesinger
A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to see the new Ghostbusters movie; you know, the one that has gotten all the press for being a remake of the original 1984 movie but with a… read more

Why a stout theological creed is not saving evangelical churches

By Tom Krattenmaker / Religion News Service
(RNS) It’s time to bury the myth that liberal theology is causing the decline of mainline churches in America — and with it, the twin falsehood that because of their… read more

What are house churches?

By Dave Barnhart
Back to the future I’ll confess that when I first heard about the idea of house churches, I thought, That’s not real church. I thought the only reason a congregation… read more

Is Preaching Still Relevant?

By Frank Thomas
In our information and technology age, some observers question the relevance and legitimacy of preaching. In a few cases these observers question even the validity and relevance… read more

5 common struggles among young pastors

By Ron Edmondson
A couple of years ago, I spent several hours with a group of young pastors. It was a cross-representation of church planters and pastors of established churches. Healthy churches… read more

Election 2016: 'Tis the season

By James C. Howell
'Tis that season again — and no, it's not the season to be jolly. Everyone is frowning, exasperated, a little ticked off or disturbed. Two weeks of nightly conventions are… read more

7 tips for keeping cool in hot times

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
Trump and Hillary. The Republican National Convention, the Democratic National Convention, polarizing politics. Blue on black violence. Black on blue violence. Vets killing cops… read more

Overcoming forgetfulness

By Chad Brooks
Are you forgetful? I know I am. This episode focuses on overcoming forgetfulness. We dig a little into what makes us forgetful and how we can get around and correct it. [Show… read more

How bishops view themselves

By Wilson Pruitt
In December of 2015, I was on my way to San Antonio to drop off my papers at the Episcopal Office for ordination as an elder in the Rio Texas Conference. While on the road, I… read more

Pastors and egos

By Joseph Yoo
So there I was, on my knees in the office bathroom with the carpet squares soaked in only God knows what. I had to peel off the carpet squares because our toilet had overflowed… read more

Four reasons United Methodists have to stay together

By James C. Howell
Voices are clamoring for a split in the United Methodist Church, with an increasing urgency given many recent events, most notably an episcopal election in the West. I was myself… read more
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