Reaching into eternity

By Adam Thomas
Imagine with me a letter written by Lazarus, the friend whom Jesus brought back to life after four days in the tomb. To my dear sisters, Martha and Mary, by the hand of a trusted… read more


By Francis Asbury
A proud person makes his or her will the rule of actions and would have it be the rule of other people’s too. And other people being proud would have their wills be the rule … read more

Prophets, politics and Palm Sunday

By Jeanne Torrence Finley
Pope Francis and politics “When Pope Francis stands at the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday, he will bring a clarion message from the heart of the Judeo-Christian tradition… read more

Top o' the morning!

By Tiffany Manning
This coming Thursday is Saint Patrick’s Day, a day when we celebrate the heritage and culture of the Irish. Although commercially this holiday focuses on shamrocks and… read more

Worship for Kids: Ascension Sunday 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
ASCENSION OF THE LORD From a Child's Point of View Acts 1:1-11. The Ascension story is of interest to children for two reasons. First, it answers the literal-minded questions… read more

The Supreme Court and Christian faith

By Peter Surran
Justice Antonin Scalia The news of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13 has sent ripples all across the political world. Scalia, who served on the… read more

Ascended into heaven

By Carl L. Schenck
Acts 1:1-11 Today is one of those relatively obscure Christian holidays of which many are unaware: Ascension Sunday. This is the day in the church calendar when we celebrate the… read more

David: The other side of the story

By Dave Barnhart
I’m a sucker for sword-and-sandal movies, whether they are classics like The Ten Commandments or animated modern ones like The Prince of Egypt. So of course I'm watching… read more

Worship for Kids: May 1, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Gospel: John 14:23-29. This is a rich text, providing several themes that are important to children. All the themes are more powerful if the text is… read more

I thirst

By Matt Rawle
There once was a young boy playing football outside in the street all afternoon in the summertime heat. The streetlights, which stood as end-zone markers, began to glow as the… read more

Ethnic diversity and Christian faith

By Mike Poteet
Movie fans and celebrity watchers expect memorable moments from the Academy Awards. This year’s Oscars proved memorable long before the first statuette was handed out. For… read more

Healing brokenness

By Adam Thomas
We live in a broken world: broken homes, broken promises, broken government, broken ecosystems. We’re used to brokenness. We learn to live with it. We hear about another… read more
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