Eyewitness

By Kevin Alton, LinC (Living in Christ)
On Saturday, August 9th, Michael Brown was confronted by a police officer regarding a convenience store robbery. Within minutes Michael had been shot dead by the officer. A… read more

Muslim scholars tell Islamic State: You don’t understand Islam

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) More than 120 Muslim scholars from around the world joined an open letter to the “fighters and followers” of the Islamic State, denouncing them as… read more

Kindness

By Barbara Bruce
“Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” This now famous quote is attributed to Anne Herbert who is believed to have written it on a placemat in a… read more

What does love require?

By Rob Renfroe
Jesus lived a "both-and" life, not an "either-or life. Throughout his ministry we see him committed to both compassion for people and passion for truth. Rather than viewing grace… read more

Worship for Kids: October 19, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Exodus 33:12-23. As church children grow up, they absorb the biblical stories about God speaking to people, they sing and pray in… read more

‘Left Behind’: Examining the ‘rapture’ texts

By Randall Hardman
In part one of this two part series, I covered the historical development of "the Rapture" and suggested that despite incredible current popular belief in the doctrine, the notion … read more

The grace of storm chasing

By Clifton Stringer
At the risk of alienating large segments of the Ministry Matters audience, I'm going to continue our conversation on Adam Hamilton's Revival: Faith as Wesley Lived It with a… read more

The gift we never expected

By Jessica LaGrone, Rob Renfroe, Ed Robb, Andy Nixon
“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.” John 1:14 THE MESSAGE The coming of Christmas is a season filled with anticipation. Often before… read more

The God we can know

By Rob Fuquay
Let us occupy ourselves entirely in knowing God. The more we know [God] the more we will desire to know [God]. —Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God I once … read more

Yale chaplain’s resignation reflects larger mainline tensions over Israel

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
When an Episcopal chaplain at Yale University seemed to suggest that Jews were culpable for Israel’s actions against Palestinians and a related rise in global anti-Semitism, … read more

Memories smell like turkey

By Ed Zinkiewicz
Last time, I talked a little of how old has gotten from being something important to being something to avoid. Old has migrated from being an integral part of life where the… read more

Walls fall down: Overcoming challenges

By Shane Raynor, Dudley Rutherford
Shane Raynor has a conversation with Dudley Rutherford, senior pastor of Shepherd of the Hills Church, a 10,000 member congregation in Los Angeles. Topics include principles… read more
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