How to figure out what you believe

By Rabbi Evan Moffic
The rules and practices of Hebrew language reveal subtle truths. Hebrew, for example, has no word for “is” or “am.”  For example, you cannot say… read more

Love in a Big World: 13 Reasons Why

By Tamara Fyke
Update from last week: I watched the final episode of 13 Reasons Why two nights ago. During my binge watching of the show, comments from my daughter included “Tell me where… read more

Urban farming

By Jeanne Torrence Finley
Urban farming on the increase Carolyn Leadley grows produce on a one-fifth-acre plot in the Poletown neighborhood of Detroit. In a small greenhouse in her yard, she grows sprouts, … read more

Worship for Kids: Ascension Sunday 2017

By Carolyn C. Brown
ASCENSION OF THE LORD From a Child's Point of View Acts 1:1-11. The Ascension story is of interest to children for two reasons. First, it answers the literal-minded questions… read more

Ascended into heaven

By Carl L. Schenck
Acts 1:1-11 Today is one of those relatively obscure Christian holidays of which many are unaware: Ascension Sunday. This is the day in the church calendar when we celebrate the… read more

Love In A Big World: Speaking their language

By Tamara Fyke
Over the past few weeks, my 14-year old daughter has been talking non-stop about a new Netflix show, Thirteen Reasons Why. All of her friends at school were watching it, and she… read more

What does it mean to be evangelical?

By Heather Hahn / United Methodist News Service
(UMNS) When it comes to church debates, the Revs. Thomas Lambrecht and Pamela Lightsey often stand on different sides of the theological aisle. Lambrecht is the vice president and … read more

Spring: A time to go and do good things

By Andrea Murdock
Springtime is a season of new beginnings, especially as we continue to celebrate new life following Easter. But in a lot of ways, spring is also about endings. With school… read more

Rural America: Challenges and opportunities

By Alex Joyner
A tale of two novels The rural county where I live made international headlines last fall when a concerned mother asked the school board to review two books being taught in the… read more

The problems with loving our enemies

By Dave Barnhart
In Bath, England, ancient Romans inscribed prayers to the gods on lead tablets, then threw them into the hot springs. It was a bit like a wishing well or a votive offering. What… read more

The church: It's where Christ lives

By Chris Andrews
Acts 2:42-47 No one can make the case that the Christian faith is theoretical. It is not a system of thought, a bank of words, or a collection of ideas. Ultimately the Christian… read more

Where youth ministry is going

By Youth Ministry Partners
The Youth Ministry Partners team sits down with Justin Coleman, Chief Ministry Officer at the United Methodist Publishing House, to discuss the state of youth ministry and where… read more
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