Forgetting and remembering

By Ryan Wilson
Exodus 16:2-15 “How soon we forget,” Moses must have thought! Not long before, the Israelites had been slaves in Egypt. How quickly the people could forget how… read more

An Ecumenical Future for The UMC?

By Jean G. Hawxhurst, Kyle R. Tau
The United Methodist Church and its predecessor bodies are and have been deeply committed to the cause of Christian unity. Historically, Methodists have been founding members of… read more

Weekly Preaching: August 27, 2017

By James C. Howell
If you’re like us, we have big back-to-school emphases on August 27. So I find myself drawn to the OT, Exodus 1:8-2:10, a good Bible story (with children involved!), and… read more

What I've been missing

By Jake Owensby
My father never joined the Klan. And Neo-Nazis would have disgusted him. He didn’t serve in WWII to see Americans goose-stepping down Main Street waving swastikas. And yet… read more

Surplus Grace: Belief, Doubt, and the Ever-Graced Faith

By Cynthia L. Rigby
“Have faith in God!” Jesus tells his disciples in the Gospel of Mark (11:22 CEB). “You believe in God; believe also in me,” he says in the Gospel of John… read more

Pause. Imagine that.

By Gregg Taylor
When two kids got caught in a rip tide just off the beach in Panama City Beach, Florida, four of their family members and three others rushed to their rescue only to find… read more

We’re (not) better than this

By Dane Womack
To my Christian friends: I assume you know that white supremacy, Nazism, racism, and misogyny are antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As Christians, we hope for nothing… read more

Is the Protestant Reformation Over? Can the Schism End?

By Roger E. Olson
According to common belief, the Protestant Reformation began five hundred years ago when, on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed a list of ninety-five theses to the cathedral… read more

What to say when you see the eclipse

By Rabbi Evan Moffic
Unless you have been cut off from the civilization over the past few weeks, you probably know the total solar eclipse will occur today. I confess I am a bit overwhelmed by the… read more

Solar eclipse

By Alex Joyner
Deep twilight blue and strangely behaving animals Should you happen to find yourself within the narrow strip of the United States that will be experiencing a total solar eclipse… read more

Looking Ahead

By William H. Willimon
January 7, 2018 Genesis 1:1-5 January 14, 2018 John 1:43-51 January 21, 2018 Mark 1:14-20 January 28, 2018 Mark 1:21-28 February 4, 2018 Mark 1:29-39 February 11, 2018 2… read more

December 31, 2017 - Back to Galilee . . . for the Time Being

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: The excitement and festivity of Christmas are over. The mystery and wonder of the nativity have faded, and the Christmas decorations are put away. Now is a… read more
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