Three Months With The Spirit (Acts 2:1-13)

By Justo L. González
Read Acts 2:1-21 See The events took place on the "day of Pentecost," a tradition­ al Jewish festival. For that festival, people from many different countries had gathered in… read more

Does God Exist?

By Clifton Stringer
Whether or not you are a Christian, it is worth thinking about the curious fact that humans can know that God exists. In Christian thought, this knowledge is of about as much… read more

What Pleases God in Worship?

By Tina Fox
I was trained to keep things moving in worship. Leaders in a worship service should be in place, ready to speak, the moment one worship element ends, ready to move on to the next. … read more

The Preaching Ministry of Comfort and Encouragement

By Angela Roberts Jones
A few weeks ago, I was talking with a young man who shared that he has wrestled for some years with a call from God to move forward in the ministry of preaching. As he shared his… read more

A Way Forward

By Grant Hagiya
It is a little obvious, but The United Methodist Church is in the midst of some major transition challenges. As the church and society reacts to the Frank Schaefer trial and… read more

Biblical Obedience

By Roy I. Sano
A growing number of United Methodist clergy are conducting same gender unions in violation of the Church's law. (¶2702.1b) They are doing so out of love for those they are… read more

Liberated

By Shane Raynor
The Bible says in 1 Peter that we're "liberated by the precious blood of Christ." (CEB) What are we set free from? And why do some Christians seem to find it so difficult to talk… read more

When Science and Faith Collide, Faith Usually Wins

By Cathy Lynn Grossman / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) Believers don't buy the Big Bang, God-less evolution or a human responsibility for global warming. Actually, neither do many Americans. But a new survey by the… read more

Adam Hamilton: What Is Your Defining Story?

By Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
These are excerpts from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly's recent conversation with Adam Hamilton, the United Methodist pastor of the grandfather and grandson who were shot to… read more

When You Feel Overwhelmed

By Kimberly MacNeill
Read: Psalm 142:2-5. Then pray about what is overwhelming you. read more

Review: Attract Families to Your Church and Keep Them Coming Back

By Stephanie Dunn
As someone who is currently in their fifth year serving the local church as a Minister to Children and Families, it seems like the only thing that I can say with complete… read more

A Strong Foundation

By Kimberly MacNeill
I have been privileged to be part of building three homes. Each time we built one, my husband Dave wanted to go by everyday and observe the progress. I could have cared less. Just … read more
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