Would Jesus Pray at a City Council Meeting?

By Morgan Guyton
The more that I think about the recent Supreme Court ruling defending the use of explicitly Christian prayer to open government meetings, the more it offends me. I have no problem … read more

We Just Don't Do That (The Youth Minister Code)

By Jeremy Steele
There is a rule we live by as youth pastors (a code if you will) that joins us all together as fellow laborers in the body of Christ. There are things that we agree to refrain… read more

Why Pastors Should Podcast

By Chad Brooks
Anyone in ministry spends time and energy researching the best forms of communication. From the beginning, we see this trend in the Christian church. Some scholars think the… read more

Sermon Starter: Trinity Sunday

By Jack Mannschrek
Genesis 1:1-2:4a; Psalm 8; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20 "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations . . ." Commonly called the Great Commission, these words of… read more

Who Was E. Stanley Jones?

By Abingdon Press
He was a confidant of Franklin D. Roosevelt, a friend of Mahatma Gandhi, a role model for Billy Graham, and an inspiration to Martin Luther King, Jr. The words spoken over 40… read more

Three Months With The Spirit (Acts 2:1-13)

By Justo L. González
Read Acts 2:1-21 See The events took place on the "day of Pentecost," a tradition­ al Jewish festival. For that festival, people from many different countries had gathered in… read more

Does God Exist?

By Clifton Stringer
Whether or not you are a Christian, it is worth thinking about the curious fact that humans can know that God exists. In Christian thought, this knowledge is of about as much… read more

What Pleases God in Worship?

By Tina Fox
I was trained to keep things moving in worship. Leaders in a worship service should be in place, ready to speak, the moment one worship element ends, ready to move on to the next. … read more

The Preaching Ministry of Comfort and Encouragement

By Angela Roberts Jones
A few weeks ago, I was talking with a young man who shared that he has wrestled for some years with a call from God to move forward in the ministry of preaching. As he shared his… read more

A Way Forward

By Grant Hagiya
It is a little obvious, but The United Methodist Church is in the midst of some major transition challenges. As the church and society reacts to the Frank Schaefer trial and… read more

Frame

By Rueben P. Job, Neil M. Alexander
We have choices to make. We make important choices in how we honor God, follow Jesus, live together, work for justice, love mercy, and treat each other. We make choices when we… read more

Biblical Obedience

By Roy I. Sano
A growing number of United Methodist clergy are conducting same gender unions in violation of the Church's law. (¶2702.1b) They are doing so out of love for those they are… read more
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