6 keys to great preaching

By Charley Reeb
Recently Pew Research reported that folks looking for a church home value good preaching most of all. While tasty coffee, edgy technology and flashy worship services are… read more

Protecting God's creatures

By Jill M. Johnson
Why are ivory bans needed? We’ve all heard the phrase ebony and ivory, but where do these products come from? To be honest, until I started researching this article I… read more

Sermon Options: March 26, 2017

By Ministry Matters
A KID AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART 1 SAMUEL 16:1-13 Question: What do the following stories have in common? Noah building an ark. Abraham setting out to sacrifice Isaac. Rahab harboring… read more

What is the Free Speech Fairness Act?

By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
(RNS) The day before President Trump used his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast to promise a repeal of the Johnson Amendment, a bill was introduced in Congress to… read more

Sermon Options: March 19, 2017

By Ministry Matters
TESTING GOD'S PATIENCE EXODUS 17:1-7 Some people think that it is okay to ventilate their contentions with God. They believe that when they are exasperated with life as it is… read more

Slow to believe

By Carl L. Schenck
John 4:5-42 The story of the woman at the well is Jesus’ longest conversation with one person in the Gospels. In this story, the woman erects barriers. She finds countless… read more

Thoughtful Pastor: Can a divorced person marry again?

By Christy Thomas
Dear Thoughtful Pastor: I am a born again Christian. I love the Lord with all of my heart and mind and soul and strength. I am divorced. Can I ever, without losing my salvation… read more

Few see Christianity as very important to be 'truly American'

By Emily McFarlan Miller / Religion News Service
(RNS) Americans may pledge allegiance to "one nation under God," but they are divided on whether religion is essential to national identity. Nearly one-third of Americans view… read more

Trump vows to let churches engage in politics

By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service, Jerome Socolovsky / Religion News Service
(RNS) President Trump vowed in his first National Prayer Breakfast as chief executive to make good on a campaign promise to repeal the law that restricts political speech from the … read more

Sermon Options: March 12, 2017

By Ministry Matters
YOU ARE A PROMISE GENESIS 12:1-4a Children sing a song with the line: "I am a promise to be anything God wants me to be." What a wonderful thought for children to have instilled… read more

Adam Hamilton on the Apostle's Creed

By Shane Raynor, Adam Hamilton
On this episode of Ministry Matters Radio, Shane Raynor and Adam Hamilton discuss the Apostle's Creed, what Christians believe, why they believe it and why it matters. Adam's… read more

Sermon Options: March 5, 2017

By Ministry Matters
THE NATURE OF SIN GENESIS 2:15-17; 3:1-7 The word sin isn't in the text, but sin is its theme nonetheless. In fact, this passage contains the familiar story of the origin of sin… read more
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