The Problem of Faith in a Violent World

By Mai-Anh Le Tran
“So, are you going to do something . . . ?” It was mid-August, 2014. I had just gotten back to St. Louis from New York City, and there I stood in a hair salon catching … read more

Fuller Theological Seminary students want a sanctuary campus

By Kirkland An / Religion News Service
(RNS) Fuller Theological Seminary has joined a growing list of schools where administrators are being pressed by students, alumni and faculty for designation as a sanctuary… read more

Should churches offer sanctuary to undocumented immigrants?

By Shane Raynor
It’s hard to believe it’s been over 16 years since six-year-old Elian Gonzalez was seized from his Miami relatives by federal agents and returned to his father in… read more

Sermon Options: December 25, 2016

By Ministry Matters
The Beautiful Feet John 1:1-14 You’ll have to pardon my indulgence today, because I’m not going to talk about an angelic proclamation of the birth of our Lord, and we… read more

Looking Ahead to the Next Issue

By William H. Willimon
Looking ahead: April 2, 2017 John 11:1-45 April 9, 2017 Matthew 21:1-11 April 16, 2017 Matthew 28:1-10 April 23, 2017 John 20:19-31 April 30, 2017 Luke 24:13-35 May 7, 2017 John… read more

March 26, 2017 - Here's What I Know

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: Because we’re in Lent, we could focus on the issue of sin in this story, but that might capitulate to the way these “Pharisees” have… read more

March 19, 2017 - Everyday God

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: This Sunday we are once again being guided by John’s dramatic genius as we encounter one of the fourth Gospel’s most vivid and rich narratives:… read more

March 12, 2017 - Keep Asking Why

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: This Sunday we venture forth from the confines of the rather straightforward, sometimes pedantic Gospel of Matthew into the luxuriant, usually mysterious… read more

March 5, 2017 - Just Say No

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: It doesn’t take long before the story of Jesus becomes conflicted. Immediately after his baptism, right after the heavenly voice proclaims… read more

February 26, 2017 - Journeying with Jesus

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: What a great way to end Epiphany, season of light, illumination, and revelation—a vivid Christophany on the mountain. In past Sundays we have explored … read more

February 19, 2017 - Can Jesus Be Serious?

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: Today’s Gospel continues Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount. By building upon the lex talionis, or the law of retaliation, Jesus continues to intensify … read more

February 12, 2017 - By God's Grace: Confessing, Confronting, Conquering Our Racism

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: Epiphany proclaims the dawning light of God’s presence with us. This Sunday we will focus on our human response to that near presence, the demands… read more
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