What if?

By Melissa Spoelstra
“What if” are two words I battle to get out of my mind. “What if” something bad happens to one of my kids? “What if” things never get better in … read more

Worshipful giving

By Chris J. Hayes
Mark 12:38-44 Jesus’ teaching refocuses our attention to what should be important in life. Too often we allow the riches and treasures of this world to consume our thoughts… read more

Sermon Options: November 8, 2015

By Ministry Matters
MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN RUTH 3:1-5; 4:13-17 Fiddler on the Roof includes a scene where the heroine implores the town matchmaker to find the right marriage partner for her… read more

Jesus on government (with a little Kim Davis)

By David Dorn
Jesus gives us a model for how to deal with things we don't necessarily agree with. What do you think?  David Dorn is the Lead Contemporary Pastor for Marvin United… read more

Churches, sinners and the hall of fame

By Joseph Yoo
I have to start with a confession. At the age of 34, I still thoroughly enjoy (and follow) the sports entertainment industry that is World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Yes, I… read more

Uncovered sin

By Rose Taylor
In August of this year, hackers released information stolen from the Ashley Madison website. The website offers help to those searching for partners to have extramarital affairs… read more

Pope Francis: ‘Jesus was popular and look how that turned out’

By David Gibson / Religion News Service
(RNS) In two wide-ranging new interviews, the pontiff discusses matters both weighty and personal, such as: the perils of his popularity, his plans to welcome divorced and… read more

Remembering well: 9/11 reflections from a captain turned priest

By Christian Hawley
We are never safe. As a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, I was assigned the task of performing my base’s vulnerability assessment in August of 2001. It was… read more

Europe’s refugee crisis stirs consciences, but responses vary

By Tom Heneghan / Religion News Service
PARIS (RNS) Europe’s refugee crisis has inspired faith communities across the continent to open their doors to the newcomers and advocate for more state and private help… read more

The sin of smugness

By Kira Schlesinger
Last week, as news broke about Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple due to her religious convictions, I began to pay… read more

The roller coaster ride

By Melissa Spoelstra
Have you ever forgiven someone but not been able to reconcile with them? Forgiveness and reconciliation are not the same thing. We are always called to forgive others through the… read more

Call to prayer, call to repentance

By Marilyn E. Thornton
Sunday, September 13, 2015 has been deemed a day for a “Call to Prayer, Confession, Repentance, and Action” by the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church… read more
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