Do not be led astray

By Dane Womack
Luke 21:5-195When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, 6“As for these things that you see, the… read more

Prayer, pizza and blazing signs of hope

By Deborah Lewis
It shouldn’t have surprised me, but it did. On Wednesday, as the nation reeled over our election results, I woke up after barely five hours of sleep to a text from one of my … read more

Processing the unimaginable: Guidance for pastors and leaders after the election

By F. Willis Johnson
On November 8, the election for President of United States of America yielded a result that made the most vulnerable among us more vulnerable still. In the hours, and now days… read more

3 ways to practice civility after a very uncivil election

By Ed Stetzer / Religion News Service
(RNS) The once noble goal of decency in politics seems to have gotten lost, and the Christian’s call to love along with it. For the sake of the Kingdom of God and the good… read more

Mr. Trump, you surprised me

By Adam Thomas
Dear Mr. Trump, You surprised me last summer when you entered the large field of Republican candidates for president. I expected you to make a little news and then fade back to… read more

What would Jesus share?

By Nance Hixon
One of my professors in seminary, Sam Wells, compares living faithfully to doing improv. That's because, he says, "we face new circumstances in each generation that … read more

Joseph’s dreams

By Brett Younger
Matthew 1:18-25 Saint Joseph is the patron saint of cabinetmakers, confectioners, engineers, immigrants, house hunters, travelers, pioneers, pregnant women, fathers, and married… read more

Sermon Options: December 18, 2016

By Ministry Matters
CHRISTMAS IS... Isaiah 7:10-16 During a past Christmas season a five-year-old boy was playing with our son and stayed at our house for lunch. As I served their meal I noticed our… read more

Oh be careful little fingers...

By Melissa Spoelstra
... what you type. I grew up singing a little song at church that sounded like this: Oh be careful little mouth what you say… Oh be careful little feet where you… read more

Preaching in a Political Season

By Michael Williams
Several years ago, while I was serving a large suburban congregation, I preached a sermon on how the healing stories in the Gospels undergird a Christian understanding that… read more

Thoughtful Pastor: Can I use the Bible to convince my friends to vote a certain way?

By Christy Thomas
Dear Thoughtful Pastor: Religion has a very unifying effect on its followers. Is it even possible to separate religion and politics (that govern our everyday lives)? The Bible is… read more

Post-election America

By Melissa Slocum
With just four days to go before the presidential election, many Americans are anxious about the outcome. Regardless of who is elected, roughly half of voters will be let down… read more
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