Rediscovering worship in the Old Testament

By Brian Sigmon
Be honest. You read that title and expected me to talk about sacrificing goats, didn’t you? Before you start reminding me of Hosea 6:6 or Christ’s once-for-all… read more

What a view!

By Neil Epler
Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Wow! What a view! Have you ever said those words? I wonder if Moses said them when he climbed Mount Pisgah and looked out at the promised land. Most of us have … read more

Speaking without notes

By Tom Fuerst
About six weeks ago, a few friends challenged me to take my preaching to the next step by preaching without notes. A part of me was really excited about this challenge — not … read more

Resisting the urge for perfection

By Timothy Siburg
If you are a part of a congregation, faith community, or serve or volunteer with a nonprofit, you know that it is important to cultivate volunteers or “lay leaders.”… read more

Domestic violence and faith

By Mike Poteet
Staring into the dark hole Since 1987, October has been designated Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the United States. This October, domestic violence was already in the… read more

The struggle with depression

By Katie Shockley
What is depression? Like many people around the world, the news of the death of award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams shocked and surprised me. His public persona always … read more

Unsportsmanlike conduct

By Melissa Slocum, LinC (Living in Christ)
As soon as the TMZ video of former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice hitting his then fiancée in an elevator went viral, the NFL went on the defensive and is still fumbling… read more

Can kids with Down syndrome have friends?

By Amy Julia Becker
(RNS) Nearly nine years ago, I lay in a hospital bed with a sleeping baby in my arms, engulfed by fear. Mine wasn’t the typical anxiety of new mothers. We had just received… read more

Bible Study: Week of November 2, 2014

By Keeping Holy Time
Old Testament: Joshua 3:7-17 The death of Moses, which brought to a close the Torah, was not the end of the story for the people of Israel. Under the leadership of Joshua… read more

Worship for Kids: November 2, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Joshua 3:7-17. If you worshiped around the story of crossing the sea (Proper 19), even children will recognize the parallels between… read more

National Homeboy Network gathers in Los Angeles

By Justin Coleman, Charles Rotramel
Last month, more than 50 programs representing 18 states and seven nations gathered in Los Angeles to learn, network, and plan how to help disaffected youth and young people… read more

Why this pastor loves ‘Left Behind’

By Chad Holtz
On October 3rd, the remake of the hit series, "Left Behind," will hit theaters. Even with Nicholas Cage playing the starring role I couldn’t be more excited about this movie … read more
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