How to teach confirmation class ecstatically (Part 2)

By Clifton Stringer
In this three-part series, I’m discussing the activity of putting together and teaching a confirmation class. In Part 1 we looked at time frame and teaching content. In Part … read more

Worship for Kids: June 28, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27. David's grief for Saul and Jonathan provides adults a counterpoint to the Gospel story about healing and… read more

Worship for Kids: June 21, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: 1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49. Most church children have heard and enjoy this story. They like it because it is action-oriented… read more

Understanding privilege

By Matt Rawle
Talking about white privilege is a heated and difficult subject for some. You can almost see blood pressure rise and lips purse when mentioning the phrase in what was supposed to… read more

Are you a brain-savvy leader?

By Charles Stone
Although I’ve earned a masters and a doctorate in Christian ministry, in addition to my engineering degree, I never heard a seminary professor talk about how the brain… read more

How to teach confirmation class ecstatically (Part 1)

By Clifton Stringer
“All who want to save their lives will lose them. But all who lose their lives because of me will save them.” (Luke 9:24) In this verse Jesus teaches us the mystery of … read more

Racism through a child's eyes: My son's story

By Tamara Fyke
My eight-year-old boy smiled as we drove to school on the first day. “I’m so excited, Mama. I have butterflies and frogs in my tummy.” By the end of the first… read more

God's pursuit

By Samantha Tidball, LinC (Living in Christ)
Spring is in full bloom, which means it is prom time for high school students. The word prom, originating from promenade, is defined by Dictionary.com as a march of guests into a… read more

Mother's Day: How it began and what it reveals

By Peter Surran
The origins of Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is a day of celebration for many people as they honor devoted mothers and those who have been like mothers to them throughout… read more

The revolutionary parent

By Marilyn E. Thornton
When negative incidents happen with youth someone always asks, “Where are the parents?” Last week, in Baltimore, Toya Graham went looking for her 16-year-old son, whom … read more

Why proof-texting is not like other sins

By Zack Hunt
There’s a post you might have seen that has unfortunately been popping up in my Facebook newsfeed the past couple of days. It’s entitled “Why Homosexuality Is… read more

Worship for Kids: June 14, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13. Children, who have been left at home while older family members go to interesting-sounding events, or have eaten… read more
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