Anticipating the Advent

By Lance Moore
Luke 1:68-79 Anticipation. You may remember the old ketchup commercial where Carly Simon sings the song “Anticipation” while the ketchup slowly hangs in midair… read more

How to address the hot topics

By Adam Hamilton
Politicians, preachers, teachers, and others are faced regularly with the challenge of speaking on controversial issues. What makes an issue controversial, among other things, is… read more

Welcoming the outsider

By Dave Barnhart
The risks of hospitality Hospitality would be easy if it were not also dangerous. Any act of welcoming is also a risk. That risk was made real in Charleston at Emanuel AME Church… read more

The God of the second chance

By Allan R. Bevere
In the movie Forrest Gump, after Forrest returns home from Vietnam, he travels to New York to visit his former commander, Lieutenant Dan. Dan is in a wheelchair from having lost… read more

A kingdom from a wasteland

By Dave Barnhart
Jeremiah 33:14-16 Have you ever seen a ghost town? Maybe you’ve seen one on television if you haven’t seen one in real life. Shops sit with boarded-up windows, dust… read more

Sermon Options: November 29, 2015

By Ministry Matters
THE PROMISED ONE JEREMIAH 33:14-16 According to a recent study, 1.6 percent of the world’s population will commit suicide. On one hand, that percentage seems too high. On… read more

Embracing our lack of control

By Billy Doidge Kilgore
I triple-check stove knobs before leaving the house, recount pages in stapled assignments and proofread text messages long after hitting the send button. At my worst, in the… read more

The power of God without the character of God

By David F. Watson
Last year I was at a conference where Larry Randolph was one of the speakers, and he said something that I’ve been ruminating over ever since. He said that he was praying… read more

How should the church respond to gun violence?

By Peter Surran
Routine violent events On October 1, President Barack Obama, showing more emotion than he typically has over the last seven years of his presidency, issued a statement responding… read more

German Protestant church's scandalous idea rocks evangelical community

By Tom Heneghan / Religion News Service
(RNS) One of Germany’s largest Protestant regional churches has come under fire from other Christians for speaking out against efforts to convert Muslims just as tens of… read more

Halloween, Jesus and giving the Devil his due

By Eric Elnes
This Halloween there will be plenty of opportunities to have our wits scared out of us by the usual array of haunted houses, horror flicks and devilish pranksters, but I wonder… read more

Review: The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis

By Drew McIntyre
A key to understanding the widely-varied C.S. Lewis corpus is to apprehend his astounding use of imagination. Lewis described himself as chiefly an “imaginative man”… read more
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