A Truth About Sin

By Raquel Mull
Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12) One characteristic I notice about children is their complete, and many times unsolicited, honesty, until they are taught some social norms. I can remember… read more

Keep watching for the star

By Corey Francis
There is no doubt that 2016 has been tough. The trials and difficulties we faced are well documented by news sources and social media. From the mass extermination of human life in … read more

Sermon Options: January 22, 2017

By Ministry Matters
FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT  Isaiah 9:1-4 One of the most pressing problems in our society is depression. Millions are affected by it; perhaps some in the congregation struggle… read more

Steps in the right direction

By Brett Younger
Matthew 4:12-23 The crucial moments in which we choose directions for our lives aren’t usually marked with caution signs, bright red flags, or even the feeling that we are… read more

2016: Looking back / looking forward

By Rebekah Jordan Gienapp
Major news events of 2016 Our days often pass so quickly that it’s difficult to remember what happened last month, let alone one year ago. As we look toward the new year, we … read more

A frugal pope buys his own shoes

By Josephine McKenna / Religion News Service
ROME (RNS) As cardinal archbishop of Buenos Aires, he took the subway. Then as pope, he went out to buy his own eyeglasses. And now he picked up a pair of shoes. Pope Francis… read more

Trump continues inaugural prayer service tradition

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) President-elect Donald Trump plans to attend an inaugural prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral, following the tradition of many past presidents… read more

Celebrating hope

By Rose Taylor
Many traditions have been established around the celebration of the new year, as well as many superstitions. For example, making resolutions is a New Year’s Day tradition… read more

When there is no future

By Mark Lockard
My inability to change frustrates me. Recently, I’ve tried to avoid looking at Twitter or news feeds immediately upon waking. I used to tell myself that there was some good… read more

Why the new 'Star Wars' movie could use some moral clarity

By Charles C. Camosy / Religion News Service
(RNS) The headline in Time Magazine referred to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as “efficient and gray.” The Huffington Post kicked it up a notch claiming… read more

Christmas: Herod in trouble

By William H. Willimon
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the territory of Judea during the rule of King Herod, magi came from the east to Jerusalem. They asked, “Where is the newborn king of… read more

The good news of Christmas

By Alex Joyner
Beyond the coconut bon-bon I’ll admit it. When I saw the coconut bon-bon in the cellophane bag, I felt a flutter in my heart. My wife and I had just enjoyed a Christmas… read more
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