Still following Jesus

By William H. Willimon
Will Willimon, Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School and a retired United Methodist bishop, preaches a sermon from Luke 14:25-33 titled "Still… read more

Genesis, gender and justification

By Dave Barnhart
Eventually, nearly every child asks the adults in their lives, “What’s the difference between boys and girls?” Children see that there is a difference in our… read more

Don't call me honey

By Kira Schlesinger
Earlier this month, The American Bar Association revised an ethics rule that now “forbids comments or actions that single out someone on the basis of race, religion, sex… read more

Are you ready to be a disciple?

By Michael Renninger
Father Michael Renninger is pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church in Richmond, Virginia, and an extremely popular preacher, speaker, and storyteller.  His sermon for this week… read more

Attitude adjustment

By Melissa Spoelstra
School starts today in my neck of the woods. Getting an eighth grader, two juniors and a college sophomore ready has been a process. Emergency forms filled out. New shoes… read more

Why the Founding Fathers wanted to keep ministers from public office

By John Fea / Religion News Service
(RNS) There’s an old Baptist saying that goes something like this: “If you mix horse manure and ice cream it doesn’t do much to the manure, but it sure does ruin … read more

Worship for Kids: September 25, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15. Older children are fascinated by the details of this intricate land transaction, but are unable to catch the… read more

Why read Scripture? Modern illness, premodern cure

By Clifton Stringer
To understand why a Christian ought desire to read, kiss, taste and drink the words of Scripture is to transcend the terms under which we live and speak in modernity. To show why… read more

'Tis the season: What don't you know?

By James C. Howell
Read Rev. Howell's previous 'Tis the Season articles covering the 2016 election here. In one of his clever songs, David Wilcox tells about arguing with his wife, and it was… read more

'Tis the Season: Idolatry

By James C. Howell
Read Rev. Howell's previous 'Tis the Season articles covering the 2016 election here. Nobody I know bows down to statues of deities, but we are habitual idolaters. Martin Luther… read more


By Scott Bullard
Luke 15:1-10 Luke 15 is recognized for “lost things.” In our passage for today, we see two parables—one about a lost sheep and one about a lost coin. These… read more

5 ways to maintain your sanity this election season

By Zack Hunt
The 2016 presidential election may go down as the craziest election in American political history. Regardless of whom you plan on voting for, I think we can all agree that this… read more
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