Responding to Persistent Racism

By Peter Surran
Headline News Mention the name Donald Sterling to just about anyone who follows the news, and it’s likely he or she will express some variation of fatigue upon hearing it… read more

Does Responding to God's Grace Get Easier the More One Responds?

By Clifton Stringer
Does responding to God's grace get easier the more one responds? The poet Dante thought so, for one. We see this in the second installment of his Divine Comedy, The Purgatorio. In … read more

7 Ways to Stretch Yourself as a Leader

By Ron Edmondson
Those who succeed in the future workplace must be innovative. Adaptable. Able to change quickly. You knew that, right? It’s not an option these days. It’s mandatory… read more

Washington-Area UCC Votes to Boycott Redskins Team

By Erik Brady / USA Today
(RNS) The United Church of Christ for the mid-Atlantic region passed a resolution Saturday (June 14) asking its 40,000 members not to buy game tickets or wear any souvenir gear of … read more

An Honest Assessment of the Southern Baptist Convention

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
BALTIMORE (RNS) With the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Baltimore this week (June 10-11), objective analysis of the SBC's achievements and challenges is elusive… read more

Now is the Time to Plan

By Timothy Siburg
The calendar now says that it is June. For many people, it is the start of summer. For others, maybe it is even the heart of summer, depending on where you live. Wherever you are… read more

7 Quandaries of Leading Creatives

By Ron Edmondson
Leading creatives can be difficult. In fact, I love having creatives on the teams I lead, but, honestly, they can make leading much messier. In case you’re wondering… read more

Sermon Starter: Serving in Sorrow

By Thad H. Carter
Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 17:1-7, 15; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21 While dealing with the death of John, Jesus withdraws to a solitary place.  Even there he is followed by… read more

Distracted

By Joseph Yoo
I think I can sum up my life — particularly my spiritual life — in one word: distracted. One Sunday, I had a church council meeting after the service and then a… read more

How to Have a Great Weekend

By Chad Brooks
Welcome to this episode of The Productive Pastor. I have some great resources to share, great conversations and a great announcement. The focus conversation this episode is having … read more

Sermon Options: July 27, 2014

By Ministry Matters
The romancing of loveGenesis 29:15-28 I read about a minister who had reached that part of the wedding ceremony where he asked, "And do you take this woman for better or for… read more

Adopted by God

By Chris J. Hayes
Romans 8:12-25 I do not think there is a more beautiful image of God’s love for us than the image of adoption. I have a friend, Tina, who was adopted. She tells me of her… read more
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