Worship for Kids: November 24, 2013

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Jeremiah 23:1-6. On Christ the King Sunday, the key to this text is Jeremiah's comparison of the nation's king and its leaders to… read more

Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges to Successful Outdoor Ministry

By Lee Yates
No one would deny how fast life is changing in the 21st century. Education and churches have raced to keep up, with many ministries struggling to find their place in the new… read more

Warehouse Blessings

By Babbie Mason
It was an exciting day. My friend, who had just produced her first motion picture, had planned a big premiere at her home church and Charles (my husband) and I were invited to… read more

Your Child and Discipline

By Madelyn Swift
Ten-year-old Shannon and her brother Nicholas, age six, are fighting again. Do you tell them they can't watch television tonight, offer them $1.00 each to stop or put them on… read more

Christ the King (Basic Bible Commentary)

By Ministry Matters
Christ the King Sunday (Jeremiah 23:1-6; Luke 1:68-79; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43) The Message of Jeremiah 23—25 Jeremiah offers two notes of hope in these oracles… read more


By Don Underwood
Earlier this week I participated in the annual Clergy Retreat that was held for North Texas pastors at a retreat center on Lake Texoma. In order to save money on housing, I drove… read more

Incarnation: The Surprising Overlap of Heaven and Earth

By William H. Willimon
We are on our way to a great adventure. We will travel to wonderful, mysterious places you cannot visit on your own, destinations so exotic you must have a guide to lead you… read more

Do You See Them? A New Paradigm of Family

By Linda Ranson Jacobs
Here's the church. Here's the steeple. Open the door and, wait . . . Where are all the people? The above is from a cute nursery ditty many of us grew up quoting, but how many of… read more

See and Befriend

By George G. Hunter III
Jesus sent out his disciples as "salt" and "light," to befriend and minister to people on their turf and to make more disciples among all people. Paul said that we are… read more

The Paralyzing Intersection of Prayer and Personality

By Whitney Simpson
Growing up prayer was modeled in my home on a regular basis around the dinner table and in bed each evening. I learned to pray using written prayers like "God is great, God is… read more

Your Child and Anger

By Ned Andrew Solomon
Lacey is playing with her neighbor, Thomas, in the downstairs playroom of her home when Lacey spots Scruff, her favorite stuffed animal. She picks Scruff up and gives him a big… read more

Q&A with Elisabeth Klein Corcoran, author of Unraveling

By Brenda Smotherman
You are very candid and share personal experiences and struggles in your book Unraveling. What was the writing experience like? And how do you feel knowing that your story will be … read more
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