Comic Bible Brings God's Word to Life

By Ministry Matters
Sergio Cariello has illustrated some of the best-known comic book characters, from Batman and Spiderman to Superman and Wonderwoman. With The Action Bible, he brings to life the… read more

Plagiarism and Preaching

By Richard C. Stern
We're often asked at Ministry Matters whether credit needs to be given for materials used. The short answer is "no" for things that are intended for use in worship, like sermon… read more

Friending Jesus

By Matt Appling
Everyone likes to have friends. The more friends, the better. And as the word "religion" has become more and more distasteful, Christians have tried to bill their faith as a… read more

4 Principles from Esther

By Ron Edmondson
I love the story of Esther. If you haven't read it lately, you can do so here. Here are four principles I've observed from the story of Esther. 1. God has a special plan for your… read more

Team Work Works!

By Kim Shockley
Among the interviews we have conducted with vital congregations for our Toward Vitality Research Project there is a thread in the way that the pastor(s), staff, and lay leaders… read more

Take a Look

By C. Thomas Hilton
Examine yourselves, and only then eat of the bread and drink of the cup. (1 Corinthians 11:28) A man died. He was known for his wild living. When his will was read, it was… read more

What Is Palm Sunday?

By Jacqui King
Jacqui King is pastor of First United Methodist Church in College Station, TX. Pastor King holds an M.Div. from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Pennsylvania State… read more

More than the Minimum

By Drew J. Gunnells Jr.
Matthew 5:38-42 The teenage boy was tapped on the shoulder by the flat blade of a sword. Turning around, he looked into the face of a despised Roman soldier who said, "Here, boy… read more

The Crucifixion

By Adam Hamilton
Adam Hamilton, senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas shares his thoughts on the Crucifixion. Adam is the author of 24 Hours That… read more

Meeting the "Mormon Moment"

By Mike Poteet
Although several primaries remain, Mitt Romney continues to be a front-runner for the Republican Party's presidential nomination and the most viable Mormon presidential candidate… read more

I Had to See It to Believe It

By Tracy Hartman
Luke 24:36b-48 Could it really be true, we wondered? All day we had been hearing reports that Jesus was alive—but we were afraid to let ourselves believe it. After all, we… read more

Lenten Distractions

By Victoria Atkinson White
Exodus 20:1-17 My eight-month-old daughter is an avid crawler. She has the synchronized movement of her limbs down to an art. She can dart across a room faster than I ever… read more
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