Worship for Kids: May 18, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View First Reading: Acts 7:55-60. To appreciate this text, both adults and children need to hear the whole story of Stephen's trial and stoning but they do … read more

Having Impact Through Others

By Steve Cordle
There has been no other life that has had more of an impact on the world than that of Jesus Christ. Virtually everyone readily acknowledges that Jesus Christ changed the course of … read more

Worship for Kids: May 11, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Gospel: John 10:1-10. This text offers two shepherd-based images of Jesus. Children respond more readily to comparing Jesus to a shepherd than to the… read more

New Medieval Bible Meditation: Isaiah 50:4-9a

By Clifton Stringer
Palm/Passion Sunday April 13, 2014 Isaiah 50:4-9a (Revised Common); Isaiah 50:4-7 (Roman Catholic) Join me as we interpret Isa. 50:4-9 according to the fourfold way often… read more

Holy Lent! Batman

By Jerrod Hugenot
The internet melted when I posted a reflection on churches and insights from Downton Abbey. Like the Queen, I am most amused. I enjoy exploring popular culture. Indeed, a look… read more

When did Christians become So mean?

By Ron Edmondson
Okay, this one will get me into trouble. Especially if the shoe fits. Wait for the comments on this one. But I have to ask… When did Christians become so mean? Not all… read more

'Cosmos' and Christian Faith

By Peter Surran
The Purpose of Cosmos On Sunday, March 9, 2014, the show Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey premiered on the FOX network. The program is a reboot of Carl Sagan's project Cosmos: A… read more

Living for Resurrection

By Melissa Slocum
Last month ABC TV premiered the new drama Resurrection. The pilot episode introduced an eight-year-old boy who wakes up in a rice patty in China and is eventually reunited with… read more

What the Presbyterians Got Wrong on Israel

By Rick Jacobs
NEW YORK (RNS) Some 2,000 years ago, a prospective Jew in ancient Israel asked Rabbi Hillel to teach him the whole Torah while standing on one foot. Hillel responded: "What is… read more

Worship for Kids: May 4, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View First Reading: Acts 2:14 a, 36-41. Children need to be reminded of the context of this event. Peter told a crowd that they had witnessed the murder of … read more

Youth Ministry Is More Than Your Title

By Beth Morris
Our title may say "Minister to Students" or "Director of Youth Ministries," but as the person responsible for youth ministry in a local church we can't limit ourselves to the… read more

Digging Up the Root of Bitterness

By Angela Roberts Jones
…"lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled…" Hebrews 12:15b It's ironic how the season of Lent coincides with the… read more
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