Worship for Kids: February 7, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
LAST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANYTRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD From a Child's Point of View We seldom choose to tell children the two stories that are the focal point of today's texts… read more

What are blessings?

By Jill M. Johnson
A tradition of blessings Working at a church has its communication requirements just like any other job, and we send a lot of emails and letters. The stewardship of words is very… read more

The death of pessimism (A reflection on Luke)

By David F. Watson
Two thousand years ago, in a small town in a backwater province on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire, a child was born. His birth was foretold in the prophecy of Isaiah:… read more

Jimmy Carter tells Sunday School class his grandson has died

By USA Today Network
PLAINS, Ga. — Former president Jimmy Carter was late to his Bible study class Sunday morning, something he said never happens as he walked up to the front of the sanctuary… read more

Worship for Kids: January 31, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Jeremiah 1:4-10. God knew Jeremiah before he was born and had a plan for him. God assured Jeremiah that he was capable of following the … read more

Worship for Kids: January 24, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10. Before children can understand all the excitement and tears in this story, they must know what the Law is… read more

Same God?

By Dave Barnhart
When people make claims that Christians and Muslims, or Christians and Jews, or Christians and Zoroastrians, Samaritans, Mormons or Hindus do or do not worship “the same… read more

December sadness and the timing of Christmas

By Christy Thomas
This time of year has always been tough for me, and Christmas is anything but a favorite holiday. In my growing-up years, it was a time of growing tension yearly between my mom… read more

Where the 4 Gospels begin … and how they end

By Talbot Davis
As we dive headlong into the Christmas season and its nativity stories, I have found myself in a couple of different settings explaining how each Gospel begins. Because I believe… read more

Good questions, for the love of God: Interview with Justus Hunter

By Clifton Stringer
Dr. Justus H. Hunter and I recently spoke about topics including faith, his theological research on the divine motive for the Incarnation, the art of teaching theology, and the… read more

3 times Jesus played fast and loose with Scripture

By Dave Barnhart
Jesus had some great rhetorical moments during his ministry on earth: the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5, 6, and 7), polemic against religious hypocrites (Matthew 23), and some… read more

Worship for Kids: January 17, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Today's readings speak of the way God's great power is shown to us—an important subject for children. Children need the security of knowing that … read more
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