Crush Planned Parenthood

By Kirsten Powers / USA Today
Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards apologized last week for the uncompassionate tone her senior director of medical research, Deborah Nucatola, used to explain the process by … read more

Worship for Kids: August 30, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Song of Solomon 2:8-13. The Song of Solomon is a collection of love poems. Children are surprised to find them in the Bible and tend to … read more

Worship for Kids: August 23, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: 1 Kings 8: (1,6,10-11), 22-30, 41-43. The story of the dedication of the Solomon's Temple leads children to ask three questions: What… read more

On the duty of constant Communion: Because some things are too important to neglect

By Allan R. Bevere
John Wesley, the founder of Methodism (along with his brother Charles) participated in the sacrament of Holy Communion at least a couple of times a week. He told his people called … read more

That time Harper Lee put a mirror up and made us face our true selves

By Ben Gosden
A lot of ink has been spilled (or digitally typed, I suppose) about Harper Lee’s new (old) book, "Go Set a Watchman." Supposedly, this was the original book she submitted… read more

Lawmakers call for probes into Planned Parenthood video allegations

By Jennifer Calfas / USA Today
Lawmakers are calling for investigations into a health care provider that has come under fire by anti-abortion activists for allegedly selling fetal organs for profit. The… read more

A Methodist reading of ‘Go Set a Watchman’

By Will Willimon / United Methodist News Service
Jemson was Methodist of the whole cloth: he was notoriously short on theology and a mile long on good works — from “Go Set a Watchman,” by Harper Lee One of the… read more

Get kids out of church

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
We spend lots of time trying to get children into church to develop their faith. But there’s an even better venue outdoors for that. Spending time outside in unstructured… read more

Rape in our churches

By David Person
If there’s one good thing about the Bill Cosby rape and drug allegations, it’s that more Americans may now realize how common it is for a woman to be raped or… read more

Struggling with the children's sermon

By Joseph Yoo
I often find myself struggling with the children’s moment and children’s sermon during Sunday morning worship celebrations. Perhaps you can share your thoughts and… read more

Offended

By Melissa Spoelstra
In general, would you consider yourself an easily offended person? Consider the statement below that is closest to how you think others would describe you. Most things roll off… read more

Jesus, the anti-Jew?

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
Church, it’s time to go all the way in embracing the Jewish Jesus. Yes, Jesus is seen as a Jew in many pulpits and pews, but usually as an exception, an anomaly. In too many … read more
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