Mental illness and spiritual evil

By Shane Raynor
USA Today has a story today about mental illness currently overwhelming the criminal justice system. The most recent numbers show that 56% of state prison inmates and 45% of… read more

Worship for Kids: August 10, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child’s Point of View Old Testament: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28. Children, particularly those whose parents are continually after them to get along better with their… read more

3 spiritual lessons from the Tour de France

By Dudley Rutherford
If you had told me a couple of years ago that I would one day ride sixty to seventy miles on a road bicycle for fun, I don’t think I would have believed you. But years of… read more

Obama to employers: Notify workers if you’re dropping contraceptive coverage

By Richard Wolf / USA Today
WASHINGTON — Employers that intend to drop coverage for some or all forms of contraception in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision must notify… read more

When God says no

By LinC (Living in Christ), Samantha Tidball
Everywhere they turn, teenagers are faced with rules, laws, and restrictions reminding them they are not yet adults. They are constantly hearing the word “no” in their … read more

8 things the church needs to say

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) If Christians stopped bickering about church, presenting sex as a first-order concern, telling other people how to lead their lives and lending our name to minor-league… read more

The death of Archie... and innocence

By Shane Raynor
My childhood was full of comic books — Spiderman, Superman, Richie Rich, Casper… and Archie. When you’re a kid, you really look up to teenagers, and I related… read more

Church of England kicks the devil out of baptism rite

By Trevor Grundy / Religion News Service
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) While Christians waited to learn whether the Church of England would approve the consecration of women bishops, the church’s governing body — … read more

For the sake of the bride

By Steve Harper
The season of Lent in 2014 was a turning point for me. I experienced the dying/rising process in a new way as the forty-day period progressed. I entered Lent on Ash Wednesday as… read more

Interview with Bishop Mike Lowry

By J. Michael Lowry, Paul Franklyn
Paul Franklyn interviews United Methodist Bishop Mike Lowry about the conversation surrounding same-sex marriage, homosexual practice, and how the UMC can move forward… read more

Wrestling God

By Paul L. Escamilla
Genesis 32:22-31 Let’s get something straight. So far as the biblical witness would suggest, angels are not dainty. In Genesis 18, three of them are eating enough for fifty… read more

The growth of intention

By Jerrod Hugenot
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Farmers and other food growers worry a lot about crop failure. They might not look it, standing there with a cup of coffee in their overhauls, but when the… read more
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