Lectionary-Based Faith Formation

By Dirk deVries
What is the Lectionary? The lectionary is a set of readings we hear week by week in Sunday worship. The lectionary has a three-year cycle that focuses each year on a different… read more

Linking the Lectionary and Church Seasons

By Dirk deVries
The lectionary is not a chronological approach to reading the Bible, nor is it a book-by-book approach. Each week the scripture readings are closely linked to the seasons of… read more

Does That Muslim Have to Go to Hell So I Don’t?

By Robert A. Ratcliff
"I guess I'm not a Christian anymore," he said, "since I can't believe that people who aren't Christian are going to hell." My young adult friend–let's call him… read more

Hiding and Being Found

By Emily Freeman
The little white house on Gladstone Avenue had a driveway that ran the length of it on the right side. The gravel popped and crackled under the weight of any car coming through… read more

Doctor, Doctor

By Ronnie McBrayer
It was that time of year once again, time for my annual physical; and I had been dreading it as badly as one can dread anything. But my dread was for reasons beyond the obvious… read more

The Tension Between Doing and Being

By Rueben P. Job
Consider it a gift when you keenly feel the tension between doing and being. It is a positive sign of your awareness of God's call, a sign of your maturity in Christ and one of… read more

How Old Is God?

By Ross West
Revelation 1:4b-8 How old do you think God is? Is God a baby? a child? a teenager? a young adult? a senior adult? An old saying says there are no right answers to a wrong… read more

Some Fears Aren't All They're Cracked Up to Be

By Ronnie McBrayer
In August of 1871 a man sent a letter to his wife claiming that he had been swindled by employees of the Wells Fargo Company and vowed to pay them back. So, he began robbing their … read more

Time Out for Grown Ups

By Betsy Hall
Why do we waste time out on kids? Why can't I have a time out? I would love to be sent to my room—to sit quietly for 20 minutes. If you think about it, there's a spiritual… read more

When Your Blessings Become Burdens

By Tricia Brown
Have you ever found yourself complaining about something that you know you shouldn't? Perhaps you are griping that you have to do dishes, when you know that you should be thankful … read more

When Parents and Teachers Disagree

By Tricia Brown
John and his family had been part of the church for a few years. He and his wife were relatively content with their spiritual home, but their preteen son Austin was not. In fact… read more

Boat Time with Jesus

By Kasey Hitt
This guided prayer written by Kasey Hitt, will last approximately 10 minutes. During the first 4 minutes Kasey will walk you through a series of instructions or questions… read more
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