How old Is God?

By Ross West
Revelation 1:4b-8 How old do you think God is? Is God a baby? a child? a teenager? a young adult? a senior adult? An old saying says there are no right answers to a wrong… read more

Should Christians pray for the dead?

By Shane Raynor
One of my favorite scenes from the Back to the Future film trilogy happens in the third installment when Doc Brown and Marty are trying to figure out a way to use a locomotive to… read more

Wesleyan witness: Three framing questions

By Dave Barnhart
United Methodists added the word “witness” to the membership vows in 2008. Members who join are asked to pledge to support the church with their “prayers… read more

How should Christians respond to atheists?

By Peter Surran
Defining atheism Atheism is on the rise in the United States. According to a 2012 Pew Research Center poll, 2.4 percent of Americans identified themselves as atheist. This was up … read more

Finding empathy on Facebook and in faith

By Mike Poteet
In September, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that the popular social media platform is working on a “dislike” button. Zuckerberg says users want “the … read more

Redeeming Halloween by rediscovering Allhallowtide

By Shane Raynor
One weakness some Christians have, myself included, is the tendency to become so focused on avoiding something potentially bad that we overcompensate and throw out too much of… read more

What it means to take up your cross

By Dave Barnhart
When Jesus said, “Take up your cross and follow me,” his first followers probably did not hear it metaphorically. Crucifixion was reserved for enemies of the state, so … read more

Jesus and arguments from silence

By Allan R. Bevere
Anyone who is scholarly inclined knows how problematic arguments from silence are, and yet people continue to use them. As a scholar (at least I think I am... some might question… read more

How to read Scripture

By Clifton Stringer
I like thinking about how to interpret Scripture. And reading and writing about it. This may seem exceedingly boring or exceedingly exciting to you — perhaps more likely the … read more

A secret Muslim president? Been there. Done that.

By Stephen Prothero / USA Today
In a Republican primary season that has stoked fears of the undesirables and the undocumented in our midst, it now seems to be the Muslims' turn. Last week, Donald Trump let slide … read more

Who is Pope Francis? Insights on the remarkable life of a historic pontiff

By David Gibson / Religion News Service
(RNS) Who is Pope Francis? A reformer? A radical? A revolutionary? He has been called all of these things since he was the surprise choice of the cardinals at the Vatican conclave … read more

What does it mean to be a peacemaker?

By David Dorn
My friend Andy Nixon challenged me recently to be a peacemaker. What does that mean? Will you be one with me? David Dorn is the Lead Contemporary Pastor for Marvin United… read more
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