What does it mean to worship God in spirit and truth?

By Clifton Stringer
God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. (John 4:24 NRSV) "What is worship in spirit and truth?" the preacher asked. His answer to his own… read more

Christians: There's only one side to pick in Israel vs. Palestine

By Matt Darvas
Right now the world’s press, social-media, Christian circles and church halls around the world are buzzing with the dangerous claims and accusations of influential pastors… read more

My problem with pluralism

By John Meunier
On Friday, I attended afternoon prayers at the local Islamic Center with my colleagues from CPE. After the prayers were over, one of the Muslim gentlemen came over to our group… read more

7 sermon mistakes

By Ed Trimmer
While I have been an ordained United Methodist preacher for almost forty years I spend more time listening to sermons than I do preaching them. I am in extension ministry and part … read more

Finding God in your Lucky Charms

By Tom Fuerst
A few weeks ago, I went into Walgreens to get a heating patch and some Bengay. After nearly a week of pain in my neck and shoulder and two chiropractor visits, I’d exhausted … read more

Quick links to the Research Library

By Ministry Matters
Quick links to the Research Library Here are just a few of the resources available... The New Interpreter's Bible One Volume CommentaryThe Abingdon New Testament Commentary:… read more

Rockets or not, Birthright still going to Israel

By Oren Dorell / USA Today
(RNS) Rocket fire from terrorists in Gaza may have scared off U.S. and European airlines, but Taglit-Birthright Israel is still sending thousands of young Jews to the famed summer … read more

Nursing home evangelism: Preaching at the last ‘bus stop to eternity’

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (RNS) Rhonda Rowe and her team gathered around a diagram of the nursing home’s floor plan and determined how to split up to avoid praying with anyone twice… read more

Finding the True Meaning of Christmas

By Rethink, Ashleigh Joyner
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20 Bulletin cover/worship slides: If you are using our worship resources, use the bulletin cover and worship slides that say, “Finding the true meaning… read more

Dashing to Others with Hope

By Ashleigh Joyner, Rethink
Scripture: Luke 1:46-55 Video/theme: Christmas can become a time when we are concerned only about receiving, but giving is where we find the true meaning of season. This is where… read more

Dashing to Spread Joy

By Rethink, Ashleigh Joyner
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 Video/theme: The Christmas message is so great that we cannot keep it to ourselves. It is up to us to share the greatest gift of all. We can all … read more

Decking with love

By Ashleigh Joyner, Rethink
Scripture: Mark 1:1-8 Video/theme: What if we rethink what we’re celebrating? The season can be overwhelming, and the reason for the season can get lost in the shuffle… read more
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