When did Christians become So mean?

By Ron Edmondson
Okay, this one will get me into trouble. Especially if the shoe fits. Wait for the comments on this one. But I have to ask… When did Christians become so mean? Not all… read more

'Cosmos' and Christian Faith

By Peter Surran
The Purpose of Cosmos On Sunday, March 9, 2014, the show Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey premiered on the FOX network. The program is a reboot of Carl Sagan's project Cosmos: A… read more

Living for Resurrection

By Melissa Slocum
Last month ABC TV premiered the new drama Resurrection. The pilot episode introduced an eight-year-old boy who wakes up in a rice patty in China and is eventually reunited with… read more

What the Presbyterians Got Wrong on Israel

By Rick Jacobs
NEW YORK (RNS) Some 2,000 years ago, a prospective Jew in ancient Israel asked Rabbi Hillel to teach him the whole Torah while standing on one foot. Hillel responded: "What is… read more

Worship for Kids: May 4, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View First Reading: Acts 2:14 a, 36-41. Children need to be reminded of the context of this event. Peter told a crowd that they had witnessed the murder of … read more

Youth Ministry Is More Than Your Title

By Beth Morris
Our title may say "Minister to Students" or "Director of Youth Ministries," but as the person responsible for youth ministry in a local church we can't limit ourselves to the… read more

Digging Up the Root of Bitterness

By Angela Roberts Jones
…"lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled…" Hebrews 12:15b It's ironic how the season of Lent coincides with the… read more

A Conversation with Tom Steagald

By Janice Neely
You are a blogger and an author. How did you begin writing? I have been writing in some form since college. I've always loved words and the way words form perspective. From the… read more

Lenten Reflections: The Travails of Change, or Transition Comes to Downton

By Jerrod Hugenot
During the Lenten season, I find looking at popular culture helps me connect with the pondersome questions of what it means to be human. As Christians journey through Lent, we… read more

Helping Parents Connect and Participate

By Tricia Brown
Teachers of children in church teach for a variety of reasons, but ultimately we all have a strong desire to see God at work in the lives of children and in the lives of their… read more

Breathe

By Barbara Bruce
Breathe—as in remember to breathe. Your breath is the major connection between your body and brain. It is important to understand that how you breathe affects the health of… read more

Dear Churchgoers...

By Joseph Yoo
Dear Churchgoers, This may make me sound like I'm either complaining or not good at my job. Neither is the case, though the latter can be debated. The truth is, I'm not a mind… read more
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