The Prayer of Prayers

By Simon Peter Iredale
In this series of articles on the Lord's Prayer I would like to consider each of the petitions and affirmations that Jesus taught his disciples. However, at the outset, it is I… read more

Worship for Kids: March 23, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Exodus 17:1-7. Do not assume that children know the context of this story. Before reading it, explain that the people Moses led across… read more

The Love Chapter (Dave's Paraphrase)

By Dave Barnhart
If I speak in the languages of humans and of divine beings, but do not have love, I am white noise and static, distortion without melody. And if I have a huge blog following, and… read more

Lent Displays for Teaching and Worship

By Kasey Hitt, Betsy Hall, Peggy Jennings
The Lent and Easter stories can become so familiar that they become rote. Yet, Lent can be a time of tremendous spiritual growth and a deepening commitment to live as disciples of … read more

Spiritual Disciplines You Have Time For! Sabbath

By Kimberly MacNeill
Scripture Reading: Exodus 31:12-18, 35: 2-3, Deuteronomy 5:12-15 Question: What will be the hardest part of ceasing and resting for you? How will you overcome this? Question: What … read more

Spiritual Disciplines You Have Time For: Personal Reflection

By Kimberly MacNeill
The spiritual discipline of personal reflection, when practiced well, takes time. However, would you agree that a little time for this discipline is better than no time at all?… read more

A Reminder to Remember

By Tricia Brown
"Remember the Lord your God! He's the one who gives you the strength to be prosperous in order to establish the covenant he made with your ancestors...." Deuteronomy 8:18 The… read more

Psalm 119:153-176

By Kimberly MacNeill
Kimberly invites you to read and study along with her as she teaches on Psalm 119. She will be using the CEB Study Bible. Scripture: Psalm 119:153-176 Our Closing Prayer: Our God, … read more

Labyrinth Walks for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter

By John W. Rhodes
If your church has a labyrinth the period of Lent, Holy Week, and Easter provides a great opportunity for beginning a practice of labyrinth walking. The suggestions provided in… read more

New Medieval Bible Meditation: Psalm 119:1-8

By Clifton Stringer
Psalm 119:1-8 (Revised Common Lectionary) or Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34 (Roman Catholic Lectionary) At the literal level, this scripture shows the blessedness of striving to … read more

Does God Want to Change Your Personality?

By Teddy Ray
I've talked with several people who were turned off to Christianity because Christians seem fake to them. In the cases I'm considering, they think our faith tells them to change… read more

Sixteen and Influential

By Melissa Slocum
Last month the National Bureau of Economic Research released a study suggesting that the popular MTV show 16 and Pregnant was responsible for "a 5.7% reduction in teen births in… read more
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