No more sides!

By Steve Harper
Jesus was able to make friends with people who were unable to make friends with each other. This was a deliberate choice on his part—another way of revealing what life in… read more

Frank Underwood just dissed God. Would a real president do that?

By David Gibson / Religion News Service
(RNS) All presidents beseech God to bless the United States of America. Many pray for divine aid for themselves or their policies. Some can only wonder at the inscrutable ways of… read more

50 shades of sadness

By Michael Miller
Recently my girlfriend Kalie and I jumped on the cultural bandwagon and went to see "50 Shades of Grey." We had no burning desire to see the film, nor had we read any of the… read more

Freedom of the pulpit — Responsibility to the covenant

By Justin Coleman
When I was a seminarian, I dreamed about becoming a culturally relevant prophetic preacher who spoke truth to power in such a way that irritated, inspired, and renewed… read more

Does Jesus focus on the family?

By Tom Fuerst
It almost goes without saying that most Americans, especially Christians, think the family is the foundation of society. To that end, one of our greatest impulses is to use… read more

Southern Baptists urge Obama to defend ‘the least of these’ against ISIS

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd and former leaders of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination on Monday (March 2) called on… read more

A covenant for unity

By Dalton Rushing
If we are to push through the significant impasse that faces The United Methodist Church, we must put aside equivocation and false pretense and be completely honest with each… read more

Sermon Options: April 5, 2015

By Ministry Matters
Easter is Here! Isaiah 25:6-9 From the earliest times men and women have looked beyond their present sorrows to a hoped-for future. Death and despair just did not seem right as… read more

Who are we looking for?

By Travis Franklin
John 20:1-18 That first Easter experience is somewhat lackluster, especially in the lives of those first responders. The story involves three persons who were followers of Jesus… read more

4 Names: Mary Magdalene, Philip, Lazarus, and Peter

By Adam Thomas
If you’ve ever been to a Bible study that I’ve led, then you know that I have a lot of favorite scenes in the Gospel according to John. But John 20:1-18 is easily in… read more

What the dress tells us about ourselves

By Randall Hardman
In the case that you didn't log on to Facebook yesterday, you'll be glad to know that you missed a complete national freakout over an article of clothing. Within hours, the social … read more

Healing after a church trial

By DJ del Rosario
I’m not the first person to serve as senior pastor at Bothell United Methodist Church, and I won’t be the last. Bothell UMC was founded over 128 years ago in Bothell… read more
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