Don't apologize for being smart

By Dave Barnhart
There are a variety of gifts, says Paul. We identify many that are essential for the church: leadership, generosity, prophecy, teaching, communication, hospitality and so on. I… read more

Humility is an idea that wrecks you

By David Dorn
"God, have mercy on me a sinner." Jesus says that the tax collector who said this was justified by his humility. That's challenging. David Dorn is the Lead Contemporary… read more

John Wesley on infant baptism

By Allan R. Bevere
John Wesley's understanding of infant baptism is multifaceted as he addresses various aspects of the subject. As a priest in the Church of England, Wesley baptized children, and… read more

From letter to spirit

By Steve Harper
The early Christians recognized they were stewards of a great mystery — the mystery that had within it power to give life or to deal death. Whether the mystery did one or… read more

Worship for Kids: October 11, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Job 23:1-9, 16-17. As children learn to accept responsibility for their actions and for the results of their actions, they often… read more

Worship for Kids: October 4, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Job 1:1, 2:1-10. Because children hear stories from the Bible literally, they must be told clearly that Job was not a real person that… read more

The blame and shame game

By David Person
Women are justifiably outraged at the victim blaming and shaming following the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby. Sadly, it’s an ancient — dare I say… read more

10 disciplines I'd recommend everyone start in their twenties

By Ron Edmondson
This is one of those posts I hope someone learns something from which can help them in life. Okay, I hope that for all of my posts, otherwise why am I writing? But I see this one… read more

Worship for Kids: September 27, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22. Esther and Mordecai were two courageous people. Theirs is a story most children enjoy, but few have heard. … read more

Sound doctrine mattered to John Wesley

By Allan R. Bevere
I have been a United Methodist pastor for over 30 years and an adjunct professor teaching theology for more than 20. I find both enterprises in which I am engaged to be… read more

What Jesus really means by ‘Follow me’

By David Dorn
Jesus says "Follow me" 20 times in the Bible. What does it literally mean? What does it mean for us to follow Jesus now? David Dorn is the Lead Contemporary Pastor for… read more

Why is worship important?

By Jim Hawkins
The heart of worship Worship is so integral to the life of the church that when we say we are “going to church,” what we most often mean is that we will be attending a … read more
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