Unity and Schism in the Early Church

by Charles E. Gutenson
To what extent was the body of Christ unified during the first few centuries of its history? Sometimes, we are presented with an overly optimistic, perhaps mythical, view of the… read more

Possessions Can Possess Us

by Mike Coyner
Mark 10:17:22 Mark 10 tells a sad story of a rich young man who could not leave his possessions behind in order to follow Jesus. Any fair reading of this story leads us to wonder … read more

A Humility Story

by Kent Millard and Judith Cebula
Ron Nored was an all-state point guard at Homewood High School in Homewood, Alabama. As a student at Butler University, Ron studied education and prepared to be an elementary… read more

Discipline and Accountability in a Church Shopper's Market

by Shane Raynor
I grew up in The United Methodist Church, but I wasn’t confirmed until high school. It was about that time that I first encountered The Book of Discipline. I’m not… read more

8 Most Dangerous Leadership Traits

by Ron Edmondson
There are no perfect leaders . . . except for Jesus. For the rest of us, we each have room for improvement. Most of us live with flaws in our leadership. Good leaders learn to… read more

When Is It O.K. to Pray in Public?

by Robert A. Ratcliff
If someone asked you to lead in prayer at a public school assembly, what would you do? What if it were before a public high school football game? That’s easy, you say; if… read more
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