Do you understand what you're signing up for?

By Mike Slaughter
The Lenten season marks a time for soul assessment and realigning with the priorities of God. Just as the Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness for 40 days to confront temptation… read more

Living as more than labels

By Mike Poteet, LinC (Living in Christ)
The new movie “The Duff” tackles the topic of youth pecking orders. Bianca (played by Mae Whitman) finds out other students at her high school think of her as a… read more

Sermon Options: May 10, 2015

By Ministry Matters
The Company He Keeps Acts 10:44-48 Each day, if we pay attention to life around us, we will be surprised, maybe astonished, at things that happen to us. Acts 10 may be one of the… read more

There's Room for You Too

By Chris Andrews
Acts 10:44-48 Have you ever been surprised by God? You expected God to work one way and God did the opposite, the unexpected? In the New Testament, God is constantly pulling… read more

Future hope and current truths

By Julius Calvin Trimble
This article is part of Ministry Matters' ongoing collection of responses to President Obama's Selma speech. Follow the project as it grows and join the discussion at… read more

A call to justice: How will the church respond?

By Ministry Matters
President Obama's recent speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights marches from Selma to Montgomery offered both a memorial look back at and a present call to… read more

Stop reading your Bible that way

By Tom Fuerst
Think back to the last book you read from cover to cover. Maybe it was fiction. Maybe it was nonfiction. Think about how the story or ideas were developed. Think about all the… read more

The heart of it all

By Ross West
1 John 4:7-21 “Cut to the chase.” A quick search on the Internet reveals that this saying goes back a long way, back to moviemaking in the 1920s. The saying refers to… read more

Sermon Options: May 3, 2015

By Ministry Matters
Becoming One Acts 8:26-40 The story of Philip and the Ethiopian is full of surprises. We are dazzled by the speed and action of the account. The story functions mainly as a… read more

Sermon Options: April 26, 2015

By Ministry Matters
No Other Name Acts 4:5-12 Peter and John are in a predicament familiar to persons in public life—teachers, preachers, government officials. These persons often have to… read more

Rachel Held Evans on the ills of American Christianity, and leaving evangelicalism

By Jonathan Merritt / Religion News Service
(RNS) Rachel Held Evans has grown into a powerful voice in American Christianity, first as the author of “Evolving in Monkey Town” and later with the New York Times… read more

The Christian radio echo chamber: We are under siege by our enemies

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) On my recent 4,100-mile pilgrimage across the U.S., I occasionally used my radio’s “seek” function to find stations. I often stopped on a “Christian… read more
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