Let me see again

By Adam Thomas
Imagine with me the beggar Bartimaeus. He is remembering the fateful day when a large crowd passed his perch beside the road from Jericho. It started like every other day, with a… read more

God's grace is not equivalent to getting a suntan

By Allan R. Bevere
The Wesley Center Online defines the heart of Wesleyanism: Wesleyanism or Wesleyan theology is the system of Christian theology of Methodism taught by John Wesley. At its heart… read more

Did Yogi Berra read the Bible?

By Rabbi Evan Moffic
The late great Yogi Berra famously said, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” The not-so-subtle point of Yogi’s saying was that we sometimes overthink… read more

The mental hamster wheel

By Melissa Spoelstra
Have you ever found your mind rolling the same negative thoughts over and over? Like a hamster running his heart out without getting anywhere, we sometimes waste our thought lives … read more

Too busy to listen to God

By Joseph Yoo
“You can rest when you retire!” someone once said to me. I'm starting to doubt that statement is true. I serve at a church with a lot of retirees. They seem to be just … read more

Violence tears Jerusalem’s Jewish and Arab neighbors

By Michele Chabin / USA Today
JERUSALEM — Just one narrow street divides the Arab village of Jabel Mukaber from the Jewish neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv in East Jerusalem. But the gulf between the two… read more

The Wesleys, holiness and life in the Spirit

By William H. Willimon, Stanley Hauerwas
John and Charles Wesley sought to renew the Church of England by having Christians take seriously that they were called to live holy lives. The Wesleys stressed that every… read more

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

By Rebekah Jordan Gienapp
Creation of the Sustainable Development Goals More than 15 years ago, a small group of United Nations development specialists drafted a set of eight development goals for poor… read more

Vatican synod’s ‘war of words’ will have real-life consequences

By David Gibson / Religion News Service
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The overriding interest in the global meeting of Roman Catholic bishops that finishes here on Sunday (Oct. 25) has centered on whether the churchmen will… read more

Those pagan kids

By Matt Rawle
I recently read a Facebook post from someone upset that so many churches were celebrating that “pagan” holiday, Halloween. This irritation is as perennial as church… read more

Anti pop culture Jesus (the Jesus that I know)

By David Dorn
The Jesus that gets played out in pop culture is not the Jesus of the Bible. The Jesus that gets preached from political platforms is not the Jesus I know. Here is just a taste of … read more

On truth tellers

By David F. Watson
The older I get, the more grateful I am to have truth tellers in my life. These are people who care about me enough to disagree with me, show me my blind spots and speak honestly, … read more
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