The mission behind our method

By Laceye C. Warner
The Wesleyan tradition and The United Methodist Church emerged from a missional imperative. This is distinctive for United Methodism, since other denominational traditions often… read more

Diabetes: Facts, myths and tips

By Jill M. Johnson
What is diabetes? On November 14, numerous landmarks and monuments across the globe were lit blue in honor of World Diabetes Day, a disease that affects almost 400 million people… read more

Practical divinity

By Stanley Hauerwas
In the shadows of a dying Christendom, the challenge is how to recover a strong theological voice without that voice betraying the appropriate fragility of all speech and… read more

Can commerce and religion go their separate ways this Christmas?

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) I’ve decided not to worry about the earlier-than-ever start to Christmas commerce this year. Shortly after Halloween, with hardly a nod to Thanksgiving, stores and… read more

I'm only human

By Henry E. Roberts
Isaiah 61:10-62:3 We are created as children of God, in God’s own image. When we live our lives in Christ we become joint heirs of all God’s promises. Such truth gives … read more

Rap and reputation

By LinC (Living in Christ), Brent Lamberth
On September 14, 2014, Christian-rapper Lecrae Moore became the first person ever to land an album at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Gospel charts. His album… read more

Why worship is a royal waste of time

By Marva J. Dawn
Many times we highlight what worship accomplishes in the life of the church or how well its style connects with us, but this assumes worship is for us instead of for God. In this… read more

Hope is in the holler

By A. Elaine Brown Crawford
Isaiah 40:1-11 During the funeral service of the civil rights icon Mrs. Evelyn Lowery, Bishop Woodie White preached a brilliant sermon on the topic “Leaving or Going.” … read more

Child soldiers enlisted to fight against Islamic State in Syria

By Sophie Cousins / USA Today
QAMISHLI, Syria (RNS) A Kurdish boy who looks no older than 11 mans the entrance of a military base in northeastern Syria. His pants drag on the ground and his shirt hangs off his … read more

5 things I'd do differently if raising my family again

By Ron Edmondson
What would I do differently if I were raising my family again? I’ve been asked several times recently for my advice on raising a family. The only advice I have is from… read more

Showing compassionate love during crisis

By LinC (Living in Christ), Samantha Tidball
It doesn’t take long after flipping through TV channels or scrolling through social media to see that the most recent dominant news story has been the Ebola crisis. While… read more

‘Left Behind,’ the rapture and God's plan for creation

By Peter Surran
On October 3, 2014, the movie “Left Behind” opened in theaters. Based on the series of novels by the same name written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, the film takes… read more
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