A new Anglican church in Abu Dhabi will be a symbol of tolerance

By Claude Hammond / Religion News Service
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (RNS) In the Middle East this year, Holy Week had a bloody start with the bombings claimed by Islamist extremists at Egyptian Coptic church… read more

Poor Thomas!

By MaryAnn McKibben Dana
In her sermon from John 20:19-31, MaryAnn McKibben Dana considers the plight of Thomas and marvels at a love that walks through walls to bring him to faith. This sermon is… read more

Can we truly embrace a Jewish Jesus?

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
This week we celebrate the miracle around which Christian life revolves: the death and resurrection of Jesus. It makes me wonder if we are truly ready to embrace a Jewish Jesus… read more

Easter perspective

By Chris Andrews
1 Peter 1:17-23 One of the blessings of medicine is good eye care. When our vision becomes compromised by age or disease, we are fortunate to be able to go to the ophthalmologist… read more

Living Stones

By Jennifer H. Williams
1 Peter 2:2-10 Peter, in his first letter, tells us that we are to be living stones: “Come to [Christ], a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in … read more

Weekly Preaching: Good Friday

By James C. Howell
I love Good Friday, from the paradox hidden in the word “good” to the shadows and somber solemnity of our service. I preach on Good Friday, but… read more

Weekly Preaching: Maundy Thursday

By James C. Howell
Preaching on Maundy Thursday is like preaching on Ash Wednesday: you have to say something, but not too much, since they come, not for a spate of words, but for a little… read more

Sermon Options: May 7, 2017

By Ministry Matters
FEELINGS AND DOINGS ACTS 2:42-47 Pentecost had come and gone. The gospel had been preached, and "three thousand persons were added" to the rolls of the Christian church… read more

Weekly Preaching: Palm Sunday

By James C. Howell
When we plan for Palm Sunday, we always ask, Is this Palm/Passion Sunday? Or just straight up Palm Sunday? This decision does impact music, prayers, etc.; but I suspect that… read more

Sermon Options: May 14, 2017

By Ministry Matters
HOW TO LIVE AND DIE ACTS 7:55-60 The astronauts' observations of the earth from outer space are always awe inspiring. They wax eloquent about the astounding beauty of our planet… read more

The ways we die

By James A. Harnish
Even smartphones will die The headline from The Financial Times hooked my attention: “The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really… read more

Still no sign of leader for White House faith partnership office

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) Since winning the election with strong support from conservative evangelical voters, President Trump has invited their leaders to the White House and banned… read more
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