Called, ordained, and too busy to argue

By Kira Schlesinger
There comes a time when having the same argument over and over again is fruitless. No one’s minds or hearts are changed. Each side becomes further entrenched in their… read more

In some churches, talk of reparations draws a hearing

By Jesse James DeConto / Religion News Service
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) A white scholar touring churches across the nation is trying to convince Christians that racial reconciliation is not enough — it’s time to start… read more

Reduce, reuse, recycle

By Tiffany Manning
Keep America Beautiful (KAB) is a national nonprofit that inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Each year on… read more

How I learned to stop worrying and enjoy the coffee

By Matt Rawle
This Starbucks red cup thing needs no more press (yeah, so here’s a blog post about it … smooth). Some are upset that Starbucks’ holiday disposable cup… read more

Denzel Washington preaches gratitude to church members at Pentecostal convention

By Jim Gallagher / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ST. LOUIS – Hollywood star Denzel Washington, the son of a pastor, preached a sermon of gratefulness Saturday evening to hundreds of members of the Church of God in Christ… read more

Thoughtful Pastor: Persecution of Jews and description of heaven

By Christy Thomas
Dear Thoughtful Pastor: Why don’t people like the Jews? Certainly in recent history (say the last 1,500 years) they have been persecuted more than any other group from what… read more

Anticipating the Advent

By Lance Moore
Luke 1:68-79 Anticipation. You may remember the old ketchup commercial where Carly Simon sings the song “Anticipation” while the ketchup slowly hangs in midair… read more

How to address the hot topics

By Adam Hamilton
Politicians, preachers, teachers, and others are faced regularly with the challenge of speaking on controversial issues. What makes an issue controversial, among other things, is… read more

Welcoming the outsider

By Dave Barnhart
The risks of hospitality Hospitality would be easy if it were not also dangerous. Any act of welcoming is also a risk. That risk was made real in Charleston at Emanuel AME Church… read more

The God of the second chance

By Allan R. Bevere
In the movie Forrest Gump, after Forrest returns home from Vietnam, he travels to New York to visit his former commander, Lieutenant Dan. Dan is in a wheelchair from having lost… read more

A kingdom from a wasteland

By Dave Barnhart
Jeremiah 33:14-16 Have you ever seen a ghost town? Maybe you’ve seen one on television if you haven’t seen one in real life. Shops sit with boarded-up windows, dust… read more

Sermon Options: November 29, 2015

By Ministry Matters
THE PROMISED ONE JEREMIAH 33:14-16 According to a recent study, 1.6 percent of the world’s population will commit suicide. On one hand, that percentage seems too high. On… read more
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