Sermon Options: November 6, 2016

By Ministry Matters
HOW TO STAND FIRM IN A TURBULENT WORLD 2 THESSALONIANS 2:1-5, 13-17 Have you ever tried to walk in gale force winds? That is what it is like to try to stand firm in our world… read more

Don't be fooled

By Philip Wise
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 Have you ever been fooled? I have, but I don’t like to admit it. I’ve been fooled by my friends. I’ve been fooled by some curve… read more

Sermon Options: October 30, 2016

By Ministry Matters
CELEBRATE SPIRITUAL SUCCESS 2 THESSALONIANS 1:1-4, 11-12 One thing that Christians need to learn to do is celebrate. After a promotion, a championship, or an award people… read more

What we are and what we can be

By Philip Wise
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 Every pastor can understand Paul’s situation: addressing a problem he’s already addressed. In 1 Thessalonians Paul attempted to comfort… read more

Exorcism, interfaith prayer, Democrats and Methodists

By Shane Raynor
On this episode of News and Religion, the panel and I discuss a recent call by Roman Catholic officials for an increase in the number of exorcists in the United States. We… read more

Keeping Sabbath

By Don Underwood
He sat on the dilapidated, faded yellow seat of the old John Deere combine, waiting for the signal from his father to fire the old girl up. It was Sunday afternoon, and this was… read more

Charlotte, chaos and the casualty of truth

By James C. Howell
It was on the third day of the chaos in Charlotte that I realized that what had gone up in flames on our streets was truth, or several truths actually. Standing behind Rev… read more

#WhiteChurchQuiet and the inconvenience of love

By Hannah Adair Bonner
One of the greatest temptations that we bear as Christians is allowing our focus to become narrowed upon our own perspective, our own needs and our own wants. We may not all have… read more

'Tis the season: Presidential debates

By James C. Howell
Tonight we will try to watch and absorb the first Clinton-Trump debate (or perhaps you feel you just can’t bear to watch). I joined a debate team in 8th grade … read more

When the Spirit of God shows up

By Philip Wise
Joel 2:23-32 There is much in life that is unpredictable—our health, world affairs, and the behavior of others to name three. This unpredictability becomes significant only… read more

Sermon Options: October 23, 2016

By Ministry Matters
FOCUS ON GOD'S FAITHFULNESS 2 TIMOTHY 4:6-8, 16-18 What you see certainly determines how you feel about what you get. It is the "cup is half empty" versus the "cup is half full"… read more

Terence Crutcher, police violence and racism in America

By Shane Raynor
On this episode of News and Religion, the panel and I discuss the recent deaths of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott at the hands of police officers. We also talk about… read more
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