Historical Jesus Clearance Sale!

By Clifton Stringer
Not only in the commercial world but in the realm of ideas as well, our age is holding a veritable clearance sale. -Kierkegaard In exultant commemoration of the much anticipated… read more

Recession-Era Stewardship: A Sermon Series

By Martin Thielen
Several months ago my clergy support group discussed stewardship. We eventually got to the topic of stewardship sermons. When we did, a member of the group said, "When it comes to … read more

Bible Study Podcast 6/30/11

By Jacqui King
As the journey of faith-building grows, studying God's Word is crucial. Study @ is a creative way of studying scripture in a relevant manner that offers options for all to grow… read more

Better Wine Than Before

By Adam Thomas
On my wall, I have a collage of pictures from a college choir trip to England in 2005. In one picture, 15 friends and I are standing in front of the Tor of Glastonbury, a ruined… read more

Debunking the Fourth

By Carson T. Clark
Top 10 Unsightly Facts about the American Revolution Preface: This is my third annual "Debunking the Fourth" post. From the title alone it's clear that the content is provocative. … read more

Sermon Starter: Do You Have It In You?

By Lori Broschat
Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28 In most Bibles, Romans 12:9-21 bears the title "The Marks of a True Christian". The implication is, this … read more

Sermon Starter: Acceptable Sacrifice

By Lori Broschat
Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 128; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20 Romans 12 is perhaps one of the most difficult passages on which to preach because it deals with two very touchy… read more

Sermon Starter: Dreams Come True

By Lori Broschat
Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15:(10-20), 21-28 Genesis and Exodus are two of my favorite books of Scripture for their history and theology, yet what… read more

Sermon Starter: A Simple Two-Step

By Lori Broschat
Scriptures for August 7, 2011 Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28; Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-34 I have to confess, I will never be seen in a dance competition… read more

Extraordinary Ordinary Time

By Dow Chamberlain
When I first learned that the Sundays after Epiphany as well as what we called the seasons of Pentecost and Kingdomtide were to be rolled into "ordinary time," I was quite off… read more

Does God Really Need Another Pair of Black Mary Janes?

By Grace Biskie
I've been thinking a lot about money lately. Mostly, how I'm a dirty, rotten spender. I have tremendous guilt surrounding the mismanagement of funds that I blame solely on growing … read more

Teaching as We Celebrate the Christian Year

By Delia Halverson
Celebrating the various seasons brings new meaning to our worship and removes the distance between the past and the present. That alone would be reason enough for following the… read more
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