The Wisdom of Wanting Wisdom

By Lance Sawyer
1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 Professional promotions often engender awkward and strained relationships between leaders and their subordinates. Inexperienced new bosses attempting to… read more

Idol worship and the Confederate flag

By Laura Patterson
Dear fellow White Southern Christians, You, like me, have probably seen countless posts on social media from friends about the Confederate flag in the past few weeks. You may have … read more

Jesus, the anti-Jew?

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
Church, it’s time to go all the way in embracing the Jewish Jesus. Yes, Jesus is seen as a Jew in many pulpits and pews, but usually as an exception, an anomaly. In too many … read more

Worship: Well-crafted, authentic and substantive

By Allan R. Bevere
Being involved in discussions on what makes for good worship is an interesting experience. What I find in the midst of the back and forth banter is that the dialogue most often is … read more

Fighting the fires of racism

By Justin Coleman
The hashtag #ThisIsWORR is joining the list of hashtags such as #BlackLivesMatter and #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches meant to encourage sober reflection and just action in solidarity… read more

Leadership and the discipline of silence

By C. Kavin Rowe
This was first published in Faith & Leadership. We are awash in words. Never before in the history of the human race have so many words been so widely thrown about and with… read more

Does God still heal the sick?

By Zack Hunt
Yesterday I got an email alert about a comment left on a post that I have to confess I don’t even remember writing. I mean, my name is on it, and after… read more

Get over it Christian pastors: You are not being persecuted

By Christy Thomas
The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads this way: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free… read more

Sermon Options: August 9, 2015

By Ministry Matters
The Humpty-Dumpty Syndrome 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 Absalom lay peacefully in his mother’s arms as his father, David, looked on. But what a paradox. The child whose name… read more

The Food Rule

By Mark D. White
John 6:35, 41-51 Many churches operate by an unspoken rule, which is employed for one reason above all others. This unspoken rule, when used, brings people together. We call it… read more

Joel Osteen heckled during church service, 6 arrested

By Josh Chapin / USA Today Network
Six people were arrested at Lakewood Church Sunday (June 28) after heckling Pastor Joel Osteen while he was preaching, according to Houston Police. The individuals are from Wells, … read more

Women clergy: Distractingly sexy?

By Kira Schlesinger
Several weeks ago, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Tim Hunt made the news for his comments about women scientists. The remarks, made at a luncheon in honor of women scientists… read more
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