Youth in Mission: Serving the Poor, Growing in Faith

by Samantha Tashman
In the summer of 1974, several youth from Blakemore United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. spent a week serving together at the Hinton Rural Life Center in North Carolina… read more

The Unmaking of a Part-Time Christian

by Derek Maul
Tampa Tribune columnist Derek Maul speaks from the heart about his own journey to become a true “Jesus-follower” in a post-Christian world. “This life is far too important… read more
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Giving in a Paperless Society

by Jeff Brinkman
When I was twelve years old, my parents gave me an AM transistor radio for Christmas. I used to fall asleep at night listening to the play by play announcer for the new expansion… read more

Thinking Beyond Ourselves in Hard Times

by Donald Shriver
In a Sojourners review of the book, Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money (Oxford, 2008), Duke professor Dana Trent remarks that “most U.S… read more

At Your Service: Three Basics for Hospitality Ministry

by Tracey Michae'l Lewis-Giggetts
There is an erroneous assumption that being a Christian is equivalent to being a nice person. True Christ-following goes far beyond simple friendliness, however, to a genuine… read more

"Behold, the Gospel of the Lord!”

by Jean G. Hawxhurst
One of many fond memories of the urban congregation with whom I currently serve happened during our practice of Holy Communion one Sunday morning. A new family came forward to… read more
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