Christian adulting

By Dave Barnhart
Thanks to the internet, language evolves at high speed. Adulting is now a verb. It means to behave like an adult or do the tasks associated with being an adult… read more

Planting trees under which we will not sit

By James A. Harnish
I must be getting older! I thought I’d be a lot older by the time I got to this age. I have a hard time believing that pastors who are younger than my daughters look at me… read more

The Stories of Us

By Jake Owensby
Her brown eyes were not gazing into mine. She was taking in the four of us at the table. Greeting us with a smile of recognition. Chatting with us briefly like the group of… read more

Weekly Preaching: Father's Day

By James C. Howell
Father’s Day. Hardly noticed, at least in the churches I’ve served versus the intense sentimentality (and far higher attendance!) of Mother’s Day. The lectionary … read more

Honor your father

By Tiffany Manning
Father’s Day is a secular holiday with religious roots. It all started in 1909 when Sonora Smart Dodd heard a Mother’s Day sermon at Central Methodist Episcopal Church … read more

Four marks of the next Methodism

By David F. Watson
Let’s face it: no one really knows what’s going to happen over the next few years within The United Methodist Church. Division? Restructuring? Fragmentation? Slow… read more

What's a disciple to do?

By Jim Somerville
Dr. Jim Somerville, pastor of Richmond’s First Baptist Church and co-founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday preaches a sermon called “What’s a Disciple to… read more

Responding to mass incarceration

By Dave Barnhart
What is mass incarceration? Mass incarceration is a term used by historians and sociologists to describe a dramatic rise in the prison population in the United States that began… read more

The gospel according to Wonder Woman?

By Tripp Hudgins / Religion News Service
(RNS) There is no shortage of books on popular culture and Christianity. From Harry Potter to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, authors have offered their insights on Christian faith… read more

The gospel in three words

By Rolf A. Jacobson
Rolf Jacobson, Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, and one of the stars of the Sermon Brainwave podcast, preaches a sermon from Matthew 28:16-20… read more

Making life beautiful

By Rose Taylor
National Making Life Beautiful Day is celebrated annually on June 11th. The day is set aside to honor persons who attempt to make life beautiful for others. Making Life Beautiful… read more

Humor, happiness and faith

By Doug Paysour
“Happy” When “Happy,” Pharrell Williams’s 2013 pop hit, comes on the stereo, my mood changes entirely. The lyrics by themselves are rather ho-hum… read more
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