United Methodists and grace

By Jim Hawkins
Our doctrinal heritage “Grace pervades our understanding of Christian faith and life,” according to the section on distinctive Wesleyan emphases of “Our… read more

'Tis the season: How religion and politics mix

By James C. Howell
Read Rev. Howell's previous 'Tis the Season articles covering the 2016 election here. Miss Manners taught that there are two subjects to avoid in polite conversation:… read more

The morality of money and partisan politics

By Mike Slaughter
In the final months leading up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, candidates are unveiling their economic strategies. The media has speculated throughout this campaign cycle… read more

Worship for Kids: October 9, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7. Exile means being stuck where you do not want to be. The Jews to whom Jeremiah spoke were stuck in Babylon, where… read more

A letter from home

By John D.I. Essick
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 The elders and priests were a little frantic yesterday as they anticipated the reading of the most recent letter from Jeremiah, who is still residing in… read more

The Christian intellectual tradition is alive and well

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
(RNS) In 1947 and 1948, respectively, Christian scholars C.S. Lewis and Reinhold Niebuhr appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Since then, commentators have bemoaned the… read more

Thoughtful Pastor: How do I practice Sabbath today?

By Christy Thomas
Dear Thoughtful Pastor: You know how the Jews in the Bible were forbidden to work on the Sabbath? If I want to practice the Sabbath today, what is considered “work?”… read more

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
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