Adam Hamilton on the Apostle's Creed

By Shane Raynor, Adam Hamilton
On this episode of Ministry Matters Radio, Shane Raynor and Adam Hamilton discuss the Apostle's Creed, what Christians believe, why they believe it and why it matters. Adam's… read more

Worship for Kids: March 5, 2017

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7. Recent studies indicate that all people move through predictable stages or tasks as they develop moral… read more

Worship for Kids: February 26, 2017

By Carolyn C. Brown
Transfiguration Sunday From a Child's Point of View Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9. Children can follow the events of this story fairly easily, but they need help in interpreting them… read more

What Makes Deep Blue Children's Curriculum Different?

By Brittany Sky
Deep Blue is the name for a curriculum that grew from wide-spread adoption of the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible. The CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible respects the reader, speaks to the child… read more

How to Choose Curriculum for a Group

By Brittany Sky
Choosing curriculum can feel like an overwhelming task. So many options are available! How do we choose the right one? Carefully—because teaching and learning with a group… read more

'Alternative facts' and Christian truth

By David F. Watson
Lately I have been thinking a lot about the matter of “alternative facts.” While it hasn’t been named in exactly this way before, the phenomenon of… read more

The spiritual dangers of Calvinism and Arminianism

By Clifton Stringer
The argument on the ground between Calvinists and Arminians never goes away. As a Wesleyan Christian ordained in the United Methodist Church, I have lots of occasions to… read more

Does an all-powerful God cause the innocent to suffer?

By Christy Thomas
Dear Thoughtful Pastor: One of my lectures was on innocent suffering and how that can occur in a world “governed” by an omniscient, omnipresent and all-good God. I… read more

Christians and fake news

By Dave Barnhart
The good old days When I was growing up, watching or listening to the evening news was a ritual in many households. People would tune in to the broadcasts of one of several (three … read more

Is spiritual formation important?

By Jill M. Johnson
I recently attended a spiritual formation retreat and met a man who was kind, helpful and a lifelong Christian. He wasn’t excited about attending the retreat, but he did so… read more

Worship for Kids: February 19, 2017

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View All of today's texts are about getting along with other people. Old Testament: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18. For children, these are God's directions for… read more

A Catholic theological disagreement Protestants should listen in on

By Clifton Stringer
Sometimes, one can gain perspective for thinking through one's own problems by listening in to how others are proceeding in light of analogous problems. The point of this post is… read more
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