Sermon Options: July 5, 2015

By Ministry Matters
World Changers 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 12b-19 The world watched with anticipation as the Berlin Wall was dismantled, signifying the unification of a German people divided by political… read more


By Lia McIntosh
We live in an Internet, Instagram, iPod, “selfie” culture that values individuality, exclusivity, and anonymity. Yet, one our deepest needs as humans is to belong. We… read more

How to recognize evil

By Drew McIntyre
We live in an age where the language of good vs. evil is not appreciated. Hyper-postmodernity would have us believe that every truth claim is merely an assertion of power, so no… read more

Ways to love

By Connie Cole Jeske
I sat around a table with my small group last night. As we ate dinner I asked, “What comes to your mind when you hear the word evangelism?” For the most part… read more

Giving up the ghost: Toward a new theology of white allyship

By Kenneth J. Pruitt
The last nine months here in St. Louis, Missouri have changed our lives irrevocably. It is still too soon to begin to explain in everyday words how we feel about what transpired… read more

A better reflection: The church, racism and our future

By Michael W. Waters
As the American presidency of Barack Obama nears its conclusion, political pundits have begun the work of historically defining his terms in office. Among their considerations is… read more

Evangelism or hospitality — or both?

By Olu Brown
Some may contend that there is a stark difference between evangelism and hospitality, but I believe that in twenty-first-century culture they are the same strategy reflected… read more

Sermon Options: June 28, 2015

By Ministry Matters
Lament for Fallen Warriors 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Christians should lament the fall of Christian warriors (those falling into sin) as surely as David lamented the death of Saul and… read more

Can you be a Christian without believing in Christ?

By Trevin Wax / Religion News Service
(RNS) The rise of the “nones” — Americans who no longer check a religious affiliation on demographic surveys — has stirred up interesting conversations… read more

What's your starting point for evangelism?

By Joseph Yoo
It bothers me when some of my fellow Christians begin a dialogue about God, faith and religion with nonbelievers by telling them how much of a sinner they are. "You're going to… read more

Are we having communion today?

By Kenneth Loyer
The following is an adapted excerpt from Holy Communion: Celebrating God with Us by Kenneth M. Loyer (Abingdon Press). When the hour came, [Jesus] took his place at the table… read more

Out of the trenches

By Tracey Allred
Mark 5:21-43 I have often heard the expression you’ll never find an atheist in a foxhole. That is to say that when someone is facing the possibility of death, there are few… read more
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