Do You Want to Get Well?

By Joseph Yoo
In John 5:2-9, we are told of an encounter between Jesus and a man who had been an invalid for 38 years. There was an urban legend, if you will, about an angel coming and stirring … read more

Loyalty: Dobby, the Harry Potter Movies

By Kristen Parrish
A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. —Proverbs 18:24 When most people think about loyalty, their minds… read more

Youth Ministry in 2014

By Ed Trimmer
I recently attended a youth training event and it reminded me of several things: Youth Workers, plural There remains a cadre of people, particularly women, who are concerned and… read more

Review: The Wesleyan Way of Salvation

By Eric Van Meter
When he first discovered the Wesleyan Way of Salvation, Scott Jones found a tradition that made sense of his faith and gave shape to his life. Thirty-five years later, his most… read more

6 Things We (Wrongly) Attribute to the Holy Spirit

By Shane Raynor
The Holy Spirit is arguably the least understood person of the Trinity. When I was a kid, the United Methodist church I grew up in held a series of Sunday night services where… read more

Review: CEB Study Bible

By Ken Edwards
I have to admit when I learned that a new translation of the Bible was in the works, I looked up at the shelf of Bibles I've accumulated over more than 30 years of ministry and… read more

Breath of God

By Raquel Mull
Psalm 119:33-40 Psalm 119, an alphabetical acrostic, praises Torah, God's law. It contains praises, laments, meditations, petitions, and assurances of God's presence. The 176… read more

It's that Time Again—Time to Plan for VBS!

By Tricia Brown
Christmas is over. The New Year is here, and believe it or not, it's time to start thinking about summer. Don't let the cold temps and snowflakes fool you; summer break will be… read more

Rested: A Day in the Retiree's Life

By Ed Zinkiewicz
Before my wife retired, she'd come home with tales of visiting with returning retirees. "So and so came for lunch today. Boy, did she look rested," was how she often referred to… read more

Top Five Reasons to Volunteer in the Children's Ministry

By Tricia Brown
Maybe you're a parent of young children, and you want a break. Maybe you're a senior citizen and feel as if you have already done your part. Perhaps you are a young adult and feel … read more

After Prison

By Rebekah Jordan Gienapp
Forging a New Path The number of men and women being released from prison has soared in recent decades, with approximately 1,700 people leaving prison each day, according to a… read more


By Michael W. Waters
Hospitality is always in season, and honey is a symbol of radical hospitality for me. The coming of spring brought with it the usual chorus of sneezes and coughs. The visual… read more
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