Sermon Options: August 21, 2016

By Ministry Matters
HOW DARE YOU? HEBREWS 12:18-29 In a "Peanuts" comic strip, good old Charlie Brown is reading while Lucy swings. He says, "It says here that the world revolves around the sun once… read more

When compassion trumps law

By Ryan Wilson
Luke 13:10-17 During Jesus’ day, the temple was still the main place for Jews to congregate and worship on important religious holidays; however, the synagogue was the place … read more

Unqualified or just female?

By Kira Schlesinger
Off the top of my head, I can think of a number of valid reasons why someone would dislike or not want to give their vote to Hillary Clinton for president. My friends to the left… read more

Decision and division

By Don Holladay
Luke 12:49-56 There is one special day each semester on a college campus: the first day of class. All of the students will be there, most of them with freshly purchased, untouched … read more

Sermon Options: August 14, 2016

By Ministry Matters
A CLOUD OF WITNESSES HEBREWS 11:29–12:2 Driving through Kentucky, a friend decided to see some of the rural areas and found himself in a small town called No Hope. On a… read more

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
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