Review: CEB Study Bible

By Ken Edwards
I have to admit when I learned that a new translation of the Bible was in the works, I looked up at the shelf of Bibles I've accumulated over more than 30 years of ministry and… read more

Holy Conversations

By Circuit Rider
THIS ISSUE'S TOPIC: What processes, systems, or strategies are the ripest for change in your annual conference? Here's what some of our readers had to say. "Any planning process… read more

Effective Reformers

By Paul Franklyn
Denominations grow when people flock to congregations. Conferences grow when people collaborate with congregations in mission and ministry to spread scriptural holiness through… read more

Review: The Abingdon Creative Preaching Annual 2015

By Eric Van Meter
Jenee Woodard wants her readers to look deeply into the scriptures of the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) and to listen quietly to the voice not only of the texts themselves, but… read more

Resurrection of the Lord (Easter Day)

By Paul Scott Wilson
The following is an excerpt from the Abingdon Theological Companion to the Lectionary: Preaching Year A edited by Paul Scott Wilson. The Lessons in Précis Acts 10:34-43 The … read more

Breath of God

By Raquel Mull
Psalm 119:33-40 Psalm 119, an alphabetical acrostic, praises Torah, God's law. It contains praises, laments, meditations, petitions, and assurances of God's presence. The 176… read more

Aleph

By Raquel Mull
Psalm 119:1-8 Psalm 119 is written in praise of Torah, God's law or teaching. Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the book of Psalms, is an alphabetical acrostic that contains… read more

After Prison

By Rebekah Jordan Gienapp
Forging a New Path The number of men and women being released from prison has soared in recent decades, with approximately 1,700 people leaving prison each day, according to a… read more

Hospitality

By Michael W. Waters
Hospitality is always in season, and honey is a symbol of radical hospitality for me. The coming of spring brought with it the usual chorus of sneezes and coughs. The visual… read more

Isaiah 9:1-4

By Terrell M. McDaniel
Read Isaiah 9:1-4 Isaiah announces new possibilities for Israel as the formerly obscure possibilities emerge in the light of God. Isaiah notes a contrast between the former days… read more

Creativity and Faith

By Jill M. Johnson
Inspired Disciple or Bored Christian? It's easy to argue that in order to value the Christian tradition, one must also value creativity. In fact, to have faith is in itself an… read more

Preaching and Christian Identity

By David J. Lose
Postmodernism, secularism, pluralism—these are significant and complicated topics, and I am grateful if you've been willing to wrestle with them. But while their… read more
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