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

How to recognize evil

By Drew McIntyre
We live in an age where the language of good vs. evil is not appreciated. Hyper-postmodernity would have us believe that every truth claim is merely an assertion of power, so no… read more

My struggle with Ben Carson

By David Person
Ben Carson lost my support as a presidential candidate over 20 years ago when he was the guest speaker at the Emmanuel-Brinklow SDA Church in Ashton, Maryland.  Initially, I… read more

The might of your own hand

By Logan Robertson
This piece was originally published at Disembodied Beard. Used with permission. With Eric Garner, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray and the Baltimore riots sparking… read more

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
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