Sudafed Christianity

By Shane Raynor
A couple of years ago, I was dealing with a nasty cold, so I headed to my friendly neighborhood Walgreens for some Sudafed. This had been my over-the-counter decongestant of… read more

Communion of Saints

By Katie Shockley
What Is the Communion of Saints? When we gather in worship, we praise God with believers we cannot see. When we celebrate Holy Communion, we feast with past, present, and future… read more

Embracing the Day Camp Model

By Brad Lyons
At Heartland Center, Camp Director Michael Megraw knows their mission clearly focuses on their overnight camp. To achieve this mission, he and his team spend a lot of time and… read more

Now That You're a Parent

By Gayle Peterson, Sally Sharpe
My best friend had her baby a few months before I had my son. While I was in the hospital, she called and said, "Congratulations! Isn't it wonderful being a mother!" I didn't know … read more

Worship for Kids: November 24, 2013

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Jeremiah 23:1-6. On Christ the King Sunday, the key to this text is Jeremiah's comparison of the nation's king and its leaders to… read more

Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges to Successful Outdoor Ministry

By Lee Yates
No one would deny how fast life is changing in the 21st century. Education and churches have raced to keep up, with many ministries struggling to find their place in the new… read more

Warehouse Blessings

By Babbie Mason
It was an exciting day. My friend, who had just produced her first motion picture, had planned a big premiere at her home church and Charles (my husband) and I were invited to… read more

Your Child and Discipline

By Madelyn Swift
Ten-year-old Shannon and her brother Nicholas, age six, are fighting again. Do you tell them they can't watch television tonight, offer them $1.00 each to stop or put them on… read more

Christ the King (Basic Bible Commentary)

By Ministry Matters
Christ the King Sunday (Jeremiah 23:1-6; Luke 1:68-79; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43) The Message of Jeremiah 23—25 Jeremiah offers two notes of hope in these oracles… read more


By Don Underwood
Earlier this week I participated in the annual Clergy Retreat that was held for North Texas pastors at a retreat center on Lake Texoma. In order to save money on housing, I drove… read more

Incarnation: The Surprising Overlap of Heaven and Earth

By William H. Willimon
We are on our way to a great adventure. We will travel to wonderful, mysterious places you cannot visit on your own, destinations so exotic you must have a guide to lead you… read more

Do You See Them? A New Paradigm of Family

By Linda Ranson Jacobs
Here's the church. Here's the steeple. Open the door and, wait . . . Where are all the people? The above is from a cute nursery ditty many of us grew up quoting, but how many of… read more
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