The roller coaster ride

By Melissa Spoelstra
Have you ever forgiven someone but not been able to reconcile with them? Forgiveness and reconciliation are not the same thing. We are always called to forgive others through the… read more

Call to prayer, call to repentance

By Marilyn E. Thornton
Sunday, September 13, 2015 has been deemed a day for a “Call to Prayer, Confession, Repentance, and Action” by the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church… read more

A school of love: Marriage and the Holy Spirit

By Cameron Merrill
As far as I can tell, in all of the many conversations continuing to break around the issues of marriage and sexuality, so little is ever said about the Spirit. That claim might… read more

No reward for trying!

By Paul Bonner
That’s the philosophy held by Pittsburgh Steelers defender, James Harrison, when it comes to participation awards. Harrison recently posted a picture on his Instagram page… read more

The power of words

By Joseph Yoo
I was always careless with words. Always looking for the quick joke at the expense of others, more concerned with if the joke was funny than if it was hurting someone. After all… read more

There's a modern-day bullhorn in town

By Ron Edmondson
I remember the first time I saw someone standing on a sidewalk with a bullhorn in their hands, shouting to the crowds, “Repent or Perish.” They meant well. They had a… read more

The curse of wisdom

By Tom Fuerst
I became a Christian just before my junior year of high school. Almost immediately I had an overwhelming desire to read and know the Bible from cover to cover. Not knowing any… read more

All work and no play …

By Melissa Slocum
A New York Times article recently reported on working conditions inside the retailing giant Amazon. But it was not a story about Far East sweatshops and near-slave labor. Instead… read more

With Kentucky clerk in jail, gay couple receives marriage license

By USA Today Network
MOREHEAD, Ky. — As a Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples sits in jail, a gay couple received a license from a deputy Rowan County… read more

The Bible ties freedom to debt relief. Americans should too

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The Liberty Bell contains an unforgettable inscription: "Proclaim liberty throughout the land and unto all the inhabitants thereof." This stirring quotation… read more

Expanding our holy horizons

By Mike Poteet
Earlier this summer, on July 14, the world watched as NASA’s unmanned New Horizons spacecraft made the first-ever flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto and Pluto’s largest… read more

A good book on doubt

By John Meunier
My blogging friend Talbot Davis sent me a copy of his new book, “The Shadow of a Doubt,” recently. In honor of a regular feature on his blog, I’d like to share… read more
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