Olympics Sermon Ideas and More

By Jessica Miller Kelley
As the number of television stations, websites, and every other diversion increases, it gets harder and harder to find cultural references that most people in your congregation… read more

Unleashing Scripture

By Shane Raynor
In some congregations, the public reading of scripture may be one of the most underdeveloped parts of the worship service. It's not that we don't read the Bible in church. Many… read more

Turning the Other Cheek (and the American Justice System)

By Katie Z. Dawson
Yesterday, the Tuesday morning small group at my church had an interesting conversation. Is it possible or practical to follow the commands of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount in… read more

Review: Holy Nomad

By Eric Van Meter
Matt Litton has not arrived yet, and likely never will. That's because arrival means coming to a stop, finding a static place. With Holy Nomad (Abingdon, Sept. 2012), however… read more

Review: The Christian World of The Hobbit

By Eric Van Meter
J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved Middle Earth is famously devoid of religious practice. Nonetheless, the world of The Hobbit is—by the author's intention—a decidedly Christian … read more

Ambition

By Carl L. Schenck
James 3:13-18; Mark 9:30-37 Ambition fuels human behavior. Many events in people's lives are motivated by ambition. A shopkeeper strives to find new ways to display goods in the… read more

Samson: The Weak Side of the Strong Man

By Joshua Young
We all know the basic story of Samson and Delilah from Judges 13-16. We all know that eventually long-haired Samson tells her the secret to his strength and she hands him over the … read more

Fusion

By Paul Scott Wilson
Fusion is a practice in sermons that attempts to establish a seamless unity between the biblical text and the congregation such that listeners discover their own reflection in the … read more

Worshipful Giving

By Chris J. Hayes
Mark 12:38-44 Jesus' teaching refocuses our attention to what should be important in life. Too often we allow the riches and treasures of this world to consume our thoughts and… read more

His Love Knows No Limit

By Jimmy McNeil
Mark 7:24-37 Sometimes people find it difficult to treat all people the same. We have a tendency to judge one another and treat others different according to their status in life. … read more

10 Suggestions for a Life of Study

By Fred B. Craddock
The following suggestions are not offered on the assumption that the reader does not already possess a way of going about the task of study, nor are they offered as improvements… read more

Sermon Series: Sabbath

By Dave Barnhart
2 Week Series Week 1: Keeping Sabbath Time Genesis 2:1-3 Rest seems like a waste of time. Most of us have a difficult time imagining a day devoted to rest. We admire people who… read more
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