What's Happening to the Middle Class?

By Mike Poteet
Making Ends Meet British comedian Ronnie Barker once told a joke about the out-of-work contortionist who could no longer make ends meet. Unfortunately, for an increasing number of … read more

Interview: Judy Fentress-Williams

By Betsy Hall
Rev. Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams is Professor of Old Testament at Virginia Theological Seminary and Senior Assistant to the Pastor for Teaching and Preaching at Alfred Street… read more

Living Stones

By Jennifer H. Williams
1 Peter 2:2-10 Peter, in his first letter, tells us that we are to be living stones: "Come to [Christ], a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God's … read more

Survey: More People Say the Good Book Isn’t a God Book

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
(RNS) Bible films may be raking it in at the box office, but fewer people are reading the original and taking it seriously. The American Bible Society's latest State of the Bible… read more

The Empty Tomb

By Alex Joyner
Easter: An End or a Beginning? On Easter morning, some will come to worship because they want to experience an ending and others because they want to experience a beginning. Some… read more

‘Noah’ Blockbuster Has Almost Everything Going for It, Except Diversity

By Bob Smietana
(RNS) The new Noah movie has everything you'd expect in a biblical blockbuster. Big Hollywood stars. Extravagant special effects. An apocalyptic flood. There's even a few rock… read more

Before You Celebrate Easter, Get Real

By Frederick W. Schmidt
Some years ago I was invited to preach at a Good Friday service. I preached on the subject of death—all of which seemed to fit. But the choice of subject prompted one member … read more

Resurrection Reality

By J. Michael Lowry
John 20:19-31 Do you remember how Walter Cronkite used to close his broadcast by saying, "And that's the way it is"? Such is a world vision that reflects the painfulness of… read more

Sermon Options: May 18, 2014

By Ministry Matters
HOW TO LIVE AND DIE ACTS 7:55-60 The astronauts' observations of the earth from outer space are always awe inspiring. They wax eloquent about the astounding beauty of our planet… read more

Having Impact Through Others

By Steve Cordle
There has been no other life that has had more of an impact on the world than that of Jesus Christ. Virtually everyone readily acknowledges that Jesus Christ changed the course of … read more

Sermon Options: May 11, 2014

By Ministry Matters
FEELINGS AND DOINGS ACTS 2:42-47 Pentecost had come and gone. The gospel had been preached, and "three thousand persons were added" to the rolls of the Christian church… read more

New Medieval Bible Meditation: Isaiah 50:4-9a

By Clifton Stringer
Palm/Passion Sunday April 13, 2014 Isaiah 50:4-9a (Revised Common); Isaiah 50:4-7 (Roman Catholic) Join me as we interpret Isa. 50:4-9 according to the fourfold way often… read more
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