Waiting with God

By Melissa Scott
1 Corinthians 1:3-9 I have never been good at waiting, but I have gotten less patient as I have gotten older. Perhaps this is because I now have a greater sense of how quickly… read more

Sermon Options: November 30, 2014

By Ministry Matters
Come on Down! Isaiah 64:1-9 Like the announcer on the popular television game show "The Price Is Right," Isaiah prays, "Hey, God, come on down!" Is that what we really want, for… read more

Houston subpoenas pastors’ sermons in gay rights ordinance case

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
(RNS) Evangelical leaders are angry after city officials in Houston subpoenaed sermons given by local pastors who oppose an equal rights ordinance that provides protections to the … read more

Mark Driscoll resigns from Mars Hill Church

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
(RNS) Mark Driscoll, the larger-than-life megachurch pastor who has been accused of plagiarism, bullying and an unhealthy ego that alienated his most devoted followers, resigned… read more

United Methodists to hold panel discussion on sexuality

By Ministry Matters
The UM Connectional Table’s Human Sexuality Task Force hosts the second of three live stream events on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. CT. Panelists are … read more

Further on up the road

By Rick Brand
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 As best I can remember it, the comment came as part of a discussion about the media frenzy immediately following the capture of the two suspected snipers… read more

Should Christians engage in advocacy?

By Rebekah Jordan Gienapp
Churches are continually engaging in ministries of mercy and compassion with people who are vulnerable. Whether it’s starting a food pantry to respond to neighbors who are… read more

10 dangerous distractions for a pastor

By Ron Edmondson
I encounter so many struggling pastors. And unfortunately, I know so many who used to be pastors but no longer hold the position. It may be through a blatant sin or a casual… read more

Seeing the body through Christian eyes

By Mike Poteet, LinC (Living in Christ)
In late August computer hackers accessed the private photos of one hundred women celebrities. Many of these photos were nude or seminude images taken with cell phones and stored… read more

Hillsong founder denies covering up father’s sex abuse

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
NEW YORK (RNS) Days ahead of an annual conference in New York’s Madison Square Garden, the founder of the Hillsong music and church empire is facing strict scrutiny for what … read more

What kind of car should a pastor drive?

By Joseph Yoo
We were successful in being a one car family for eight years. But with a foster child added to the mix, it became more and more difficult to balance all of our schedules with only … read more

I thank God for pastors

By Brian D. McLaren
Pastors know things that are painful to know. Pastors keep confidences even though doing so leaves others to assume the worst. Pastors are routinely insulted, cussed out, lied… read more
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