Martin Thielen

Martin Thielen

Martin Thielen is senior pastor at Cookeville First United Methodist Church, Cookevile, TN and author of  What’s the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?: A Guide to What Matters Most. More of his writing, sermons, and worship ideas can be found at www.GettingReadyForSunday.com. 

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Resources

The Answer to Bad Religion Is Not No Religion

The Answer to Bad Religion Is Not No Religion

The Answer to Bad Religion Is Not No Religion - Leader's Guide

The Answer to Bad Religion Is Not No Religion - Leader's Guide

What's the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?

What's the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?

The Answer to Bad Religion Is Not No Religion - Worship and Outreach Kit

The Answer to Bad Religion Is Not No Religion - Worship and Outreach Kit

Articles

Preaching with Visual Impact

By Martin Thielen
Preaching is more effective when it is both heard and seen. Like the prophet Isaiah, today’s worshipers benefit from an encounter with God that impacts both their ears and… read more

Rhythm of Life

By Martin Thielen
A 4-Week Series Based On the Life of David Way back in the early 1980's, I read a little book by John Claypool called Stages. In that book, Claypool reviewed the four major… read more

Caring for the Core

By Martin Thielen
Before moving to my present pastorate, I belonged to a fitness club called Sports Village. One section of the gym features five fitness machines called “The Core.” As … read more

Lenten Series: Seven Essential Questions

By Martin Thielen
Both lifelong Christians and people on the edges of the church have some of the same basic questions about life and faith. Lent is the perfect time to explore these questions… read more

Dead Man Walking: A Sermon Series for the Burned-Out

By Martin Thielen
One of my favorite cartoons depicts a burned-out, middle-age businessman. It begins with him saying, “At age eighteen I was married. As my bride walked down the aisle, I… read more

Inconvenient Hospitality

By Martin Thielen
Several years ago, during the Christmas season, a North Carolina church learned about the joy of service, both individually and as a congregation. This church, concerned about… read more
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