Convenience Driven Life

By Joseph Yoo
During a visioning meeting, we invited a member who works in the entertainment industry to do a demographic test within a 4 mile radius from our church. As he was sharing his… read more

What is "Deeper" Preaching?

By Pete Wilson
I spend a lot of time "teaching," or "preaching," or whatever you want to call it. I tend to spend about twenty hours a week preparing to teach on Sundays. Over the 15 years I've… read more

Degrees of God's Presence

By Shane Raynor
The presence of God is an interesting thing. On one hand, we know that God is everywhere. But his presence certainly seems more intense at certain times and in certain places… read more

Worship for the Second Sunday in Advent

By Stephen P. Bauman
I am fortunate to have several colleagues on staff who are committed to providing thoughtfully constructed worship in a sanctuary of great beauty with extensive iconography… read more

Sermon Starter: Lament and Promise

By C. Clifton Black
Scriptures for Dec. 4: Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1: 1-8 Through the discipline of intracanonical interpretation, the Spirit may help us to hear and … read more

Bible Study: Week of October 30, 2011

By Keeping Holy Time
Old Testament: Joshua 3:7-17 The death of Moses, which brought to a close the Torah, was not the end of the story for the people of Israel. Under the leadership of Joshua… read more

Crossing the Jordan

By Storyteller's Companion to the Bible
Joshua 3:7-17 The people carry the Ark of the Covenant across the Jordan, and the water stops flowing, which allows them to cross the stream just as their forebears had crossed… read more

A Little Chaos

By Allan R. Bevere
I am at Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City, Kansas for the Leadership Institute. It has been an excellent experience. I will plan on returning next year. Yesterday, in our… read more

Sermon Series: Our Baptismal Vows

By Jennifer H. Williams
3 Week Series Week 1: Prayer: An Oprah-Style Sermon Colossians 1:1-14 What is prayer? We will explore this question in an "Oprah-style" sermon. That means it isn't just… read more

Sermon Options: October 30, 2011

By Ministry Matters
Living the Covenant Joshua 3:7-17 Moses is dead, and Joshua has been commissioned by the Lord. Israel is making plans to enter the land promised by Yahweh. Joshua sends spies to… read more

The Word 'Believe'

By Adam Thomas
For several years now, I have tried to use the word "believe" only when I have been talking about God. This is tricky because practitioners of modern English rarely treat the word … read more

The Power of the School Calendar

By Josh Tinley
As kids and teachers have gotten back in the swing of a new school year, Christian educators have been launching a new year of Sunday school, Bible studies, and programming… read more
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