Just Add Oil (Ash Wednesday)

By Betsy Hall
If you've planned your first Ash Wednesday worship, congratulations! Let me give you a piece of advice that I wish someone had given me. If you must add a small amount of liquid… read more

Successful Aging

By Barbara Bruce
This is the first of a series of blogs on successful aging. I am a believer! My goal is to be the "poster child" for this very hot topic. I work hard at it because it is work that … read more

Publisher Information

By Ministry Matters
Publishers: Are you interested in featuring your titles on Ministry Matters, or in partnering to have your content added to our Research Library? With over 1,000 active paid… read more

New Medieval Bible Meditation: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7

By Clifton Stringer
Gen. 2:7-9, 3:1-7 (Roman Catholic); Gen. 2: 15-17, 3:1-7 (Revised Common); Gen. 2:4b-9, 15-17, 25-3:7 (Episcopal) John Henry Newman says: [Scripture] cannot be mapped, nor its… read more

Worship for Kids: April 13, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Consider the children when deciding whether to celebrate Palm or Passion Sunday. If they will not worship with or around the Passion stories on Holy… read more

Worship for Kids: April 20, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Gospel: John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10. The text from John is really two Easter stories: (1) the visit of Peter and John to the empty tomb; and (2)… read more

The Baptism of Youth

By Kenda Creasy Dean
Many young people enter into the fellowship of local churches without any prior congregational participation. If they have not been baptized, this is a gift that can be crucial in … read more

Review: When God Becomes Small

By Jerrod Hugenot
In his new book When God Becomes Small, author Phil Needham invites us along the way of the God who makes the divine Self known especially in the less likely places and moments of … read more

Spiritual Disciplines You Have Time For! Fasting

By Kimberly MacNeill
Scripture Reading: Ezra 8:21, Nehemiah 1:4, Daniel 9:3, Isaiah 58:13-14, Acts 14:23 Think about: What am I going to fast from and when? What am I hoping for as a result of this… read more

Called to Youth Ministry: Beth Morris

By Betsy Hall
I was excited to see Beth Morris at the NYWC not just to catch up (we've known each other for awhile) but it's great to know we have youth ministers who are called to youth… read more

Water Crises

By Alex Joyner
A Passing Thought As the cup fills with my morning coffee, I think to myself, "I should change the water filter on the machine. It's been several months." It's a passing thought… read more

Review: Common English Bible LifeGear for Grads

By Beth Morris
"What gift do we get for our graduating seniors?" The question begins each year about this time and we are stuck as to what we can possibly give them that they will truly care… read more
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