Worship for Kids: November 15, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: 1 Samuel 1:4-20. The story of Samuel's birth suggests several interesting areas for exploration. First, children are pleased that God… read more

What if?

By Melissa Spoelstra
“What if” are two words I battle to get out of my mind. “What if” something bad happens to one of my kids? “What if” things never get better in … read more

What makes Methodist worship Wesleyan? An interview with Matthew Sigler

By Clifton Stringer
I had the chance recently to visit with Dr. Matthew Sigler, a United Methodist theologian teaching at Seattle Pacific Seminary, which is affiliated with Seattle Pacific… read more

Worship for Kids: November 8, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17. Both children and adults enjoy the story of Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz. It is an interesting tale about admirable… read more

Jesus on government (with a little Kim Davis)

By David Dorn
Jesus gives us a model for how to deal with things we don't necessarily agree with. What do you think?  David Dorn is the Lead Contemporary Pastor for Marvin United… read more

Church of Christ minister teaches peace with Muslims

By Heidi Hall
Growing up in suburban East Detroit, aware of racial tensions that had lingered after decades, Joshua Graves had a question for his dad: What did you do to help during the civil… read more

Uncovered sin

By Rose Taylor
In August of this year, hackers released information stolen from the Ashley Madison website. The website offers help to those searching for partners to have extramarital affairs… read more

How can the church learn from the emergency room?

By Craig T. Kocher, Keith Kocher
This was first published in Faith & Leadership. The metaphor of the church as hospital is a rich one, and the relationship between curing the body and caring for the soul… read more

The roller coaster ride

By Melissa Spoelstra
Have you ever forgiven someone but not been able to reconcile with them? Forgiveness and reconciliation are not the same thing. We are always called to forgive others through the… read more

No reward for trying!

By Paul Bonner
That’s the philosophy held by Pittsburgh Steelers defender, James Harrison, when it comes to participation awards. Harrison recently posted a picture on his Instagram page… read more

The power of words

By Joseph Yoo
I was always careless with words. Always looking for the quick joke at the expense of others, more concerned with if the joke was funny than if it was hurting someone. After all… read more

The curse of wisdom

By Tom Fuerst
I became a Christian just before my junior year of high school. Almost immediately I had an overwhelming desire to read and know the Bible from cover to cover. Not knowing any… read more
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