Give me the good news

By Courtney T Ball
Good news can make you stronger. Early Christian storytellers knew this. They took the tragedy of their hero’s execution and turned it into a “good news” story… read more

Worship for Kids: July 12, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19. The story of David bringing the Ark to Jerusalem includes several subplots, each of which makes a comment on… read more

‘American Idol’ ends — Christian song goes on

By Mike Poteet, LinC (Living in Christ)
In 2016, TV viewers will have one last chance to choose an American Idol. The pop-music competition show, a television staple since 2002, will end after its fifteenth season. Once … read more

Why God cares about your happiness

By Dave Barnhart
There is a Christian meme that makes the rounds on a regular basis that contrasts human “happiness” with “holiness.” One example of this meme that cropped… read more

I pledge allegiance to… Jesus Christ, his only begotten son, our Lord

By Tom Fuerst
For the last year, my wife and I have sent our son at least one day a week to a local church’s preschool program, where they work with him on his shapes, colors, letters… read more

Learning the value of a free lunch

By Shane Raynor
My 11th grade history teacher had a poster on his classroom wall that depicted five fish swimming one behind the other. The fish increased in size from front to back, and each… read more

Gay marriage debate shouldn’t be winner-take-all

By Robin Fretwell Wilson / USA Today
If the Supreme Court rules that there is a constitutional right to gay marriage, religious charities could be in for a big shock. Religious people who believe in marriage as it… read more

What the Duggars can teach the Church about Islam

By Zack Hunt
Last Friday, I was part of a roundtable on HuffPost Live. My 15 minutes of not-even-close-to-fame on almost TV were fun, even though I was cut off from finishing a… read more

Life's twisted path

By Ed Zinkiewicz
Confusion. Anxiety. Excitement. Annoyance. Grief. Doubt. Unease. Vexation. Joy. Hesitancy. Fear. Longing. Pain. Anger. Grief. Hopefulness. These are the gooey things of life, the… read more

Faithfully facing technology's perils and promise

By Mike Poteet
This summer’s most anticipated new blockbuster, “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” is a variation on the old story of Frankenstein. Tony Stark — the brilliant… read more

Worship for Kids: July 5, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Today's texts deal with strength. Children are very interested in acquiring strength and in measuring their strength against that of others. Although… read more

You can’t go home again

By Thomas Lane Butts
Mark 6:1-13 One cannot read the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life without having a deep sense of longing and wonderment about what was going on with Jesus in those years… read more
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