Being in a band meeting is hard, but you should still do it

By David F. Watson
So… I’m in a band meeting now. What, you may ask, is a band meeting? It’s a form of spiritual discipline where groups of men or women come together to confess… read more

How can the church address Adverse Childhood Experiences?

By Tamara Fyke
Of the roughly 74 million children in the United States, just under 51 million are preK–12 public school students. Every day, 13 million of these children go… read more

Super ads of faith

By Melissa Slocum
This Sunday is Super Bowl LII (52)! Many Americans will be watching the big game and all the highly anticipated television commercials. Regardless of the game’s outcome… read more

Your guide to stress-free, mess-free VBS planning

By Lucinda S. Sutton
Congratulations — you’ve accepted the awesome and amazing task of directing your church’s Vacation Bible School! Now what? Whether you’re a seasoned… read more

How do I escape the mundane and experience life?

By Christy Thomas
Dear Thoughtful Pastor: I am eighteen years old. Shouldn’t I be like experiencing life and learning new things and being awed by the world at this age? Instead, I feel beat… read more

Jerusalem: Complicated realities

By Mike Poteet
U.S. decides — The world reacts On December 6, 2017, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel… read more

Love In A Big World: Another school shooting

By Tamara Fyke
Another school shooting occurred yesterday in Marshall County, Kentucky, the second such tragedy this week. The latest happened only two hours from my hometown of Nashville… read more

Worship for Kids: February 25, 2018

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Today's texts are loosely gathered around the meaning of life in covenant with God. Old Testament: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16. The story of God's… read more

What is cryptocurrency?

By Jill M. Johnson
What is cryptocurrency? If you’ve kept up with the news regularly for the past few months, then you’ve probably run across headlines about something called bitcoin… read more

Too much screen time? Take a snow walk.

By Tamara Fyke
We’ve had a week of snow days here in Middle Tennessee, which means that kids have been home from school. Although my children love the snow, they don’t like the cold. … read more

Should there be a universal basic income?

By Dave Barnhart
The accumulation of things I remember watching an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation in which Captain Jean-Luc Picard said that Earth society had overcome hunger and want… read more

Worship for Kids: February 18, 2018

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Gospel: Mark 1:9-15. For children, this text might be titled, "How Jesus Got His Start." Children, because they are at such beginning points, are… read more
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