Are we having communion today?

By Kenneth Loyer
The following is an adapted excerpt from Holy Communion: Celebrating God with Us by Kenneth M. Loyer (Abingdon Press). When the hour came, [Jesus] took his place at the table… read more

Out of the trenches

By Tracey Allred
Mark 5:21-43 I have often heard the expression you’ll never find an atheist in a foxhole. That is to say that when someone is facing the possibility of death, there are few… read more

Prophets and performance artists

By Dave Barnhart
Marina Abramovic, a performance artist, sat quietly for eight hours a day for three months across from an empty chair. She did not speak or move from the spot. Visitors would sit… read more

Sermon Options: June 21, 2015

By Ministry Matters
The Right Stuff 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 9-23) 32-49 A movie that came out several years ago about America’s early Mercury and Apollo astronauts was entitled The Right Stuff… read more

When God finally speaks

By Ryan Wilson
Job 38:1-11 When people hear the name Job, it’s amazing to me how many talk about his patience. Maybe they have read the book of James in the New Testament and taken his… read more

Understanding privilege

By Matt Rawle
Talking about white privilege is a heated and difficult subject for some. You can almost see blood pressure rise and lips purse when mentioning the phrase in what was supposed to… read more

For Mother’s Day, a place to mourn the babies who never came home

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
NISKAYUNA, N.Y. (RNS) The night she miscarried in 1968, Dorothy Caruso remembers remaining calm, as if she was watching someone else losing a much-wanted pregnancy. The baby was… read more

They're not thugs...they're Jesus.

By Charles Rotramel
These young men in the streets… They’re thugs, people say. They’re senseless and scary, people say. They’re tearing everything down, people say. These… read more

Mother's Day: How it began and what it reveals

By Peter Surran
The origins of Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is a day of celebration for many people as they honor devoted mothers and those who have been like mothers to them throughout… read more

Why proof-texting is not like other sins

By Zack Hunt
There’s a post you might have seen that has unfortunately been popping up in my Facebook newsfeed the past couple of days. It’s entitled “Why Homosexuality Is… read more

What if Superman didn’t want to be a hero?

By Paul Asay
Excerpted with permission from "Burning Bush 2.0: How Pop Culture Replaced the Prophet" by Paul Asay (Abingdon Press)  What if Superman didn’t want to be a… read more

Speaking into the dark

By Cameron Merrill
Don’t get too close It’s dark inside It’s where my demons hide It’s where my demons hide Every time I hear these words from Imagine Dragons’ 2012… read more
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