We don't need more money; we need wisdom

By James A. Harnish
Stanley Johnson was a lot like many of us. A character in a classic Lending Tree television commercial, Stanley flashed a self-satisfied smile as he showed us his four-bedroom… read more

United Methodist groups divided after election of first LGBT bishop

By Emily McFarlan Miller / Religion News Service
(RNS) The head of the United Methodist Church’s Council of Bishops said the election of its first openly lesbian bishop last week "raises significant concerns and questions… read more

Jesus' best insults

By Dave Barnhart
“Anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.” So says Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:22). He claims that words spoken… read more

January 13, 2002 - Here Is My Servant

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Isaiah  Today is the baptism of the Lord, the beginning of that season after the Epiphany when we celebrate the revelation, the manifestation of God in Christ… read more

When you can't vote for either candidate

By Shane Raynor
What do you do when you can't bring yourself to vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump this election cycle? What do you think? Leave a comment below or connect with me… read more

Pokémon, Philistines and Ken Ham

By Shane Raynor
On this episode of the News and Religion podcast, the group and I discuss the Pokémon Go craze, the recent discovery of a Philistine cemetery in Israel and Ken Ham's… read more

The heartbeat of God

By Deborah Lieder Kiesey
Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey delivered the 2016 Episcopal Address [to the North Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church]. After forty-two years of ministry she… read more

The Urgency of Now

By Lia McIntosh
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday  Good morning. We gather this morning to reflect on God and to remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy of… read more

January 29, 2017

By Emanuel Cleaver III
Responsive Call to Worship LEADER: You have been called, my brothers and sisters . . . PEOPLE: For those who have been called, both Jews and Gentiles, Jesus… read more

January 22, 2017

By DJ del Rosario
Gathering Prayer Creating, Redeeming, and Sustaining One, we confess to you that you are all that we need, our light and our hope. We confess that far too often we prefer our own… read more

January 15, 2017

By DJ del Rosario
Gathering Prayer Holy One, we come before you as a people who deeply yearn to encounter and engage with you in a real and profound way. We confess to you that your presence was… read more

January 8, 2017

By DJ del Rosario
Gathering Prayer God of all creation, prepare our hearts, minds, and very essence to encounter all that you are. We open ourselves to your teaching, to the activity of your Holy… read more
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