Weekly Preaching: September 3, 2017

By James C. Howell
For us, Labor Day weekend attendance sags. I hate it for the people, as we are treated this week to not one but two of the most fantastic texts in all of Scripture: Exodus 3:1-15, … read more


By James A. Harnish
Helpless! The word reverberates in our souls when we see people being rescued from the roofs of their flooded homes. It beats in our hearts as we watch water-soaked people make… read more

C.S. Lewis on nationalism

By Randy Hardman
C.S. Lewis knew a thing or two about the dangers of nationalistic thinking. Although he was extremely proud of both England and his own Irish heritage, Lewis lived in the context… read more

Wonder Woman and faith

By Mike Poteet
Summer of “the superheroine” This summer belonged to Wonder Woman. As of August 9, Wonder Woman was the summer’s box office champion, earning over $400 million… read more

Use the keys

By Jake Owensby
Wearing a clerical collar and, as I recall, a black suit, I stood in line waiting to buy something at a drugstore near the church I was serving. A man directly in front of me… read more

Sermon Options: October 1, 2017

By Ministry Matters
Out of Water Exodus 17:1-7 The wandering about in the wilderness did not suit the Israelites. At times, the whole deliverance project seemed aimless. And the people would grow… read more

God with us

By Tracey Allred
Exodus 17:1-7 There are many parts of the Bible that I wish I could have experienced firsthand. I would love to meet individuals like Abraham, Esther, Samuel, Rahab, David, and so … read more

Sermon Options: September 24, 2017

By Ministry Matters
Don't Pass over the Wilderness Exodus 16:2-15 From the outset, I think we should take note that nearly all wilderness journeys are experiences of purification. We might not know… read more

Forgetting and remembering

By Ryan Wilson
Exodus 16:2-15 “How soon we forget,” Moses must have thought! Not long before, the Israelites had been slaves in Egypt. How quickly the people could forget how… read more

An Ecumenical Future for The UMC?

By Jean G. Hawxhurst, Kyle R. Tau
The United Methodist Church and its predecessor bodies are and have been deeply committed to the cause of Christian unity. Historically, Methodists have been founding members of… read more

Weekly Preaching: August 27, 2017

By James C. Howell
If you’re like us, we have big back-to-school emphases on August 27. So I find myself drawn to the OT, Exodus 1:8-2:10, a good Bible story (with children involved!), and… read more

What I've been missing

By Jake Owensby
My father never joined the Klan. And Neo-Nazis would have disgusted him. He didn’t serve in WWII to see Americans goose-stepping down Main Street waving swastikas. And yet… read more
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