Nobody likes change

By Joseph Yoo
Nobody likes change. When people claim that they love change, what they really mean is they love to be the implementers of change. Nobody likes change sprung upon them. When… read more

Sermon Options: May 31, 2015

By Ministry Matters
Guess What Happened in Worship Isaiah 6:1-8If someone commissioned me to write a book entitled Interesting Things That Happened in Worship, I would have abundant material. It… read more

We Know. . . Nothing

By Thomas R. Steagald
John 3:1-17 You are a day or two from graduation, and the registrar grabs you and tells you there is a math class you signed up for and forgot to attend, but you have to pass the… read more

Gardner C. Taylor, dean of black preachers, dies at 96

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service, B. Denise Hawkins
(RNS) The Rev. Gardner C. Taylor, widely considered the dean of the nation’s black preachers and “the poet laureate of American Protestantism,” died Sunday… read more

A justice system that Mo'ne and Jesus would love

By Bill Mefford
When Mo’ne Davis starred last summer as a pitcher with an 80 mile-an-hour fastball in the Little League World series, I was, like everyone else, impressed. As impressive as… read more

Easter: Taming the wild beasts

By Allan R. Bevere
After the Sabbath the women make their way to Jesus' tomb to lovingly finish their obligations toward their Lord. In haste, they could not complete the anointing of Jesus' body… read more

Whom are you looking for?

By Adam Thomas
This morning we walk with Mary Magdalene to the tomb and find it empty. And yet our emptiness doesn’t last for long because Jesus, the Risen Christ, stands there, shining… read more

Sermon Options: May 24, 2015

By Ministry Matters
What Makes the Difference? Ezekiel 37:1-14 When we eat a meal, the ingredients make all the difference in taste and enjoyment. A tossed salad needs a dressing. Some people think… read more

Can Easter people support RFRAs?

By Mark Lockard
“I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other. This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, when… read more

Maundy Thursday: The good news emerges from the bad

By Allan R. Bevere
Few holidays in ancient Judaism evoked more joy and celebration than Passover. In a typical month, the population of Jerusalem in Jesus' day hovered around 80,000. During the time … read more

At least 147 killed, hundreds rescued in Kenyan university attack that targeted Christians

By Fredrick Nzwili / Religion News Service
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Somalia’s al-Shabab militants shot and killed more than 147 people, wounded dozens of others and held hundreds hostage Thursday (April 2) at Garissa… read more

Holy experimentation

By Steve Harper
Years ago, I heard Richard Foster say that prayer is to the spiritual life what experimentation is to science. In early Christianity, the monastic communities understood this, and … read more
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