Naming Jacob: The Power of Words

By Jessica LaGrone
Words are powerful, and we should be mindful of that when we speak them over our friends, our family, and especially our children. This clip is from Jessica Lagrone's teaching… read more

You Are Here: Locating Your Call Through Bible Study

By Heather Williams
I've been asked many times how I arrived "here" at this place in my life. How did I start serving as an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church? Through many twists and… read more

It Takes a Greenhouse

By Hal Hamilton
"It takes a greenhouse to nurture the souls of young people—a greenhouse formed by adults who want to know God. A young person's faith is best tended by a variety of… read more

Christian Leaders Say Middle East Christians Must Not Be Forgotten

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox leaders joined forces on Wednesday (May 7) to call for an end to the silence over persecuted Christian communities in Egypt… read more

Would Jesus Pray at a City Council Meeting?

By Morgan Guyton
The more that I think about the recent Supreme Court ruling defending the use of explicitly Christian prayer to open government meetings, the more it offends me. I have no problem … read more

We Just Don't Do That (The Youth Minister Code)

By Jeremy Steele
There is a rule we live by as youth pastors (a code if you will) that joins us all together as fellow laborers in the body of Christ. There are things that we agree to refrain… read more

Why Pastors Should Podcast

By Chad Brooks
Anyone in ministry spends time and energy researching the best forms of communication. From the beginning, we see this trend in the Christian church. Some scholars think the… read more

Who Was E. Stanley Jones?

By Abingdon Press
He was a confidant of Franklin D. Roosevelt, a friend of Mahatma Gandhi, a role model for Billy Graham, and an inspiration to Martin Luther King, Jr. The words spoken over 40… read more

Treasure

By Jacob Armstrong
Whether you are in plenty or in want, money has a direct connection to your values, your faith, and the health of your relationships. It's no wonder that in the Sermon on the… read more

Conversation and Good Books: The Life Bood of Ministers

By Jerrod Hugenot
Clergy often have professional societies or organizations they affiliate with for the purposes of collegiality, scholarly pursuits or opportunities to grow in pastoral skills… read more

A Way Forward

By Grant Hagiya
It is a little obvious, but The United Methodist Church is in the midst of some major transition challenges. As the church and society reacts to the Frank Schaefer trial and… read more

Finding Our Way

By Abingdon Press
Welcome to the Conversation Frame (An Introduction)by Bishop Rueben P. Job and Neil M. Alexander We have choices to make. We make important choices in how we honor God… read more
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