A word for weary people

By Chris Andrews
Colossians 3:1-11 It is summer! Today is the last day of July, and for many it is tough going. No matter where you live in the United States, summer and August make for some… read more

Sermon Options: August 7, 2016

By Ministry Matters
A PARENT IN THE POOL HEBREWS 11:1-3, 8-16 Our younger son was learning to swim last summer. He felt comfortable so long as he had one hand on the concrete edge of the pool or was… read more

May 18, 2008 - Related to a God Named Trinity

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Matthew I know, I know, our congregations don’t want doctrinal preaching, theologically heavy sermons, and lectures on church dogma. But do they need preaching… read more

May 11, 2008 - A Pentecost Problem

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Acts Acts 2 contains the Lukan account of Pentecost — the day of the descent of the promised Holy Spirit and the birth of the church. Luke presents the Holy… read more

May 4, 2008 - An Anti-Social Faith

By William H. Willimon
Encountering 1 Peter Peter is addressing a dire concern. For it is evidently the persecution of Christians initiated by Nero that his readers are facing. It will be remembered… read more

April 27, 2008 - Dependents

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John In our cultural context, whenever Jesus mentions the world “love,” we contemporary Christian communicators are right to be careful. Love has been… read more

April 20, 2008 - A Good Look at God

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John John’s Gospel has often been said to have a “high Christology.” True, from the very first page of the Gospel, Jesus is the exalted Lord, the… read more

April 13, 2008 - Liberated by the Gate

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John If he were not Jesus we might think that our main character has some identity issues. In seemingly every chapter in John, Jesus claims a new identity. We know… read more

April 6, 2008 - The Journey

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Luke Our Gospel is the dramatic account of the walk to Emmaus and the revelation of the risen Christ to his disheartened followers. Very early Christians came to… read more

What to say, what to do

By F. Willis Johnson
I am a pastor, in New York City with my wife, on a few days of summer leave. Over a 24-hour period my phone, social media channels and email blew up. Your attention was arrested… read more

It's about God

By William H. Willimon
Paul’s favorite term for the church is “the body of Christ.” That is a high calling. Paul claims nothing less than that the church, your church, my church, is… read more

June 29, 2008 - The Sacrifice

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Genesis Our treatment of Genesis 22 proposes to pair it with Jesus’ passion. This strange, enigmatic, and challenging ancient story of Abraham and Isaac is set… read more
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