It Takes a Greenhouse

By Hal Hamilton
"It takes a greenhouse to nurture the souls of young people—a greenhouse formed by adults who want to know God. A young person's faith is best tended by a variety of… read more

Christian Leaders Say Middle East Christians Must Not Be Forgotten

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox leaders joined forces on Wednesday (May 7) to call for an end to the silence over persecuted Christian communities in Egypt… read more

Would Jesus Pray at a City Council Meeting?

By Morgan Guyton
The more that I think about the recent Supreme Court ruling defending the use of explicitly Christian prayer to open government meetings, the more it offends me. I have no problem … read more

We Just Don't Do That (The Youth Minister Code)

By Jeremy Steele
There is a rule we live by as youth pastors (a code if you will) that joins us all together as fellow laborers in the body of Christ. There are things that we agree to refrain… read more

Who Was E. Stanley Jones?

By Abingdon Press
He was a confidant of Franklin D. Roosevelt, a friend of Mahatma Gandhi, a role model for Billy Graham, and an inspiration to Martin Luther King, Jr. The words spoken over 40… read more

Three Months With The Spirit (Acts 2:1-13)

By Justo L. González
Read Acts 2:1-21 See The events took place on the "day of Pentecost," a tradition­ al Jewish festival. For that festival, people from many different countries had gathered in… read more

Does God Exist?

By Clifton Stringer
Whether or not you are a Christian, it is worth thinking about the curious fact that humans can know that God exists. In Christian thought, this knowledge is of about as much… read more

What Pleases God in Worship?

By Tina Fox
I was trained to keep things moving in worship. Leaders in a worship service should be in place, ready to speak, the moment one worship element ends, ready to move on to the next. … read more

The Preaching Ministry of Comfort and Encouragement

By Angela Roberts Jones
A few weeks ago, I was talking with a young man who shared that he has wrestled for some years with a call from God to move forward in the ministry of preaching. As he shared his… read more

A Way Forward

By Grant Hagiya
It is a little obvious, but The United Methodist Church is in the midst of some major transition challenges. As the church and society reacts to the Frank Schaefer trial and… read more

Biblical Obedience

By Roy I. Sano
A growing number of United Methodist clergy are conducting same gender unions in violation of the Church's law. (¶2702.1b) They are doing so out of love for those they are… read more

Liberated

By Shane Raynor
The Bible says in 1 Peter that we're "liberated by the precious blood of Christ." (CEB) What are we set free from? And why do some Christians seem to find it so difficult to talk… read more
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