In need of Holy Week

By Kira Schlesinger
In the midst of an incredibly divisive and tense political season, this year I find myself in need of Holy Week more than ever. Perhaps perversely, I’ve always looked… read more

Demonstrating unity in diversity

By Mike Slaughter
The people of God’s kingdom are meant to be the visible demonstration of heaven’s redemptive purpose on earth. Through this community of faith, God is creating a… read more

Leave the shell and live

By Hannah Adair Bonner
“I am not afraid that the people called Methodists should ever cease to exist either in Europe or America. But I am afraid, lest they should only exist as a dead sect… read more

DIY membership vows

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
Vows are pretty old school. Take marriage vows for instance. “Til death do us part” notwithstanding, these vows have a pretty short shelf life in 40-50% of first… read more

Economical with the truth

By Laurie Haller
A week ago, during Donald Trump’s press conference after his primary victories in Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii, he said these words, “Politicians are serious… read more

10 tips for your church's online presence

By Donna Schaper
Know who you are trying to reach. You are probably trying to reach two interacting audiences. The first is those already there. They want to know what time the concert is or who… read more

10 suggestions for Christian bloggers

By David F. Watson
I started blogging years ago, early in my career. Over that time, I’ve thought a lot about public discourse, particularly among Christians — what it looks like at its… read more

Why I prefer hearing 'No' from a leader over 'I don't know'

By Ron Edmondson
I’d almost always rather hear “No” than to hear “I don’t know.” Don’t misunderstand. I love when a leader admits they don’t know… read more


By Steve Harper
The atmosphere of schism (even when the word is not used) never completely goes away in these days leading up to General Conference. It most often appears with respect to human… read more

The U.S.: One nation not quite under God

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
(RNS) Politicians often cite American “exceptionalism” and the country's high level of religiosity when boasting about one nation under God. But this country… read more


By Francis Asbury
A proud person makes his or her will the rule of actions and would have it be the rule of other people’s too. And other people being proud would have their wills be the rule … read more

Embracing the awkwardness: A sample homily for Palm/Passion Sunday

By Greg Moore, Cameron Merrill
This sample homily is tied to the liturgy found here. Together, they form a complete Palm/Passion Sunday worship experience.  The Passion of God A sermon given by The… read more
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