Living prayerfully

By Rueben P. Job
Scripture Sentence He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him; "Lord, teach us to pray." Luke 11:1 Scripture Readings *Luke… read more

Church of England set to vote on women bishops

By Trevor Grundy / Religion News Service
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Women’s rights activists greeted with delight signs the Church of England is poised to relent and allow women to be consecrated as bishops… read more

Space to breathe

By Joseph Yoo
In "God Was In This Place and I, I Did Not Know" Rabbi Lawrence Kushner writes about the holiest part of the Temple — a room so sacred that only the High Priest could enter… read more

Pope Francis meets U.S. televangelists

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
(RNS) What does it take to produce the first-ever papal high-five? A meeting with American televangelists, apparently. The gesture came during a three-hour meeting of Pope Francis … read more

Handling grief

By LinC (Living in Christ), Samantha Tidball
"The Fault in Our Stars" is a popular teen romance story written by author John Green. The book has sold more than nine million copies and is a hit summer movie, exceeding Tom… read more

The blood moon and the end times

By Ed Trimmer
The conversation at the back pew between visitors at the church was about whether as Christians we should be pre millennialists or post millennialists (also referred to by Alister … read more

Busloads of turned-back immigrants, an image of shame

By Mary Ann Walsh / Religion News Service
(RNS) Sometimes a picture says it all. Consider the 1963 picture of fire hoses and snarling police dogs in Birmingham, Ala., used against African-American students protesting… read more

Teaching as vocation

By Jack L. Seymour
We are back at the educational questions about the way of Jesus. What does it mean to live that vocation? Here is a hint of what we will continue to encounter as we explore… read more

Zacchaeus: Honest and Tall

By Dave Barnhart
In Jewish tradition, Scripture is not merely read and applied: it is debated and examined from multiple angles. Like a gem, the sages say, “The Torah has seventy… read more

Twice-told tales

By Richard P. Heitzenrater
The Wesleyan Story One of nineteen children born to Samuel and Susannah Wesley was John Benjamin Wesley, named for two of his deceased siblings. When he was six, John was… read more

Why you need a production calendar

By Chad Brooks
I learned a huge lesson this last week that will change your ministry. The funny thing was it already applied to this episode. Isn’t it great how things work like that? In… read more

Lessons from the lawnmower: lesson 1

By Tricia Brown
It looks as if the long hard winter is finally behind us. The leaves are green. The flowers are finally starting to bloom, and the grass is growing. As I spend more time outside… read more
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