The Once and Future Wesleyan Movement

By Scott J. Jones
God has great things in store for the Wesleyan movement in the United States. In the past we have been alive, vital, and growing. We still are in many places today. But with the… read more

Political preachers, clergy compensation and Afterschool Satan

By Shane Raynor
On this episode of the News and Religion podcast, the panel and I discuss preachers who endorse political candidates from the pulpit, a recent study showing that clergy… read more

Preaching to the Polarized

By Tom Berlin
As the election year continues, pastors will want to speak to important issues that will present themselves in political debates, interviews, and statements to the press. This… read more

'Tis the season: Can we change politics?

By James C. Howell
Read Rev. Howell's previous 'Tis the Season articles covering the 2016 election here. What is God asking of us during this season? Clearly God is asking us to fix ourselves, … read more

The role of preaching in a growing church

By Dan Wunderlich
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through iTunes, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode… read more

The new ministry strategy: show up

By David Staal
Loneliness is a large and growing problem. God said in Genesis 2 that it’s not good to be alone, and that truth remains unchanged. Data continues to pile up that proves… read more

Answer the 'So What?'

By Adam Hamilton
The professor of my college preaching class told the story of an old preacher who came to realize that his preaching was having little impact. He recognized that while his… read more

Why read Scripture? Modern illness, premodern cure

By Clifton Stringer
To understand why a Christian ought desire to read, kiss, taste and drink the words of Scripture is to transcend the terms under which we live and speak in modernity. To show why… read more

Looking Ahead to the Next Issue

By William H. Willimon
Looking ahead January 1, 2017 Matthew 2:13-23 January 8, 2017 Acts 10:34-43 January 15, 2017 Isaiah 49:1-7 January 22, 2017 Matthew 4:12-23 January 29, 2017 1 Corinthians 1:18-31… read more

December 24 & 25, 2016 - The Grace of God Has Appeared

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text In today’s Christmas texts, there are no attempts at intellectual argument. Rather, there is much singing. Isaiah sings to captives about God’s… read more

December 18, 2016 - Just Like Joseph

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text Our story takes place in Galilee. Out there in the hinterland, way out in Galilee, safe sex meant an engaged man and woman did not have intercourse until… read more

December 11, 2016 - Patience! God Is in Control

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text “Be patient,” says today’s epistle lesson. “Be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord” (Jas 5:7 CEB). It’s a… read more
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