Learning Spaces and Fostering Faith

By Margaret Ann Crain
When people of any age gather to consider their Christian faith, a key ingredient is WHERE? What is the quality of the space in which they gather? How does the space affect… read more

Worship for Kids: August 18, 2013

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm: 80:1-2, 8-19. Both Old Testament texts speak of Israel as a grapevine. Isaiah speaks of a vine that has not met… read more

How Ritual Works

By Robert K. Hudnut
They found him in the temple.Luke 2:46 RSV His parents did not realize that the boy Jesus had stayed behind in Jerusalem at the time of the Passover. When they returned to look… read more

Government Surveillance

By Alex Joyner
The Shadow Side of Surveillance Last spring we marveled at the reach of our surveillance system. In the wake of the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, law… read more

How to Handle Anxiety

By Robert K. Hudnut
Cast all your anxieties on him, for he cares about you.1 Peter 5:7 We all have things about which we are anxious. Among them are our children, mortgage, job, parents, and health… read more

Jesus Describes Heaven and Hell

By David Dorn
Jesus spoke about Heaven and Hell frequently. Despite the regularity of the subject, Jesus spoke about these future realities in the form of parables. In Matthew 25 Jesus… read more

The King of the Jews

By Ministry Matters
This article is from the Gospel of Mark volume of the Interpreting Biblical Texts series, available with a subscription to the Ministry Matters Premium Library. A consistent… read more

Mixing Is a Mistake

By Ronnie McBrayer
Regardless of the particular denomination, most of this country's churches are fiercely joined to American nationalism. On this Independence Day weekend you will likely find "God… read more

Children's Teachers Using Adopt-a-Class

By Delia Halverson
Balancing the need to teach with the need to learn is never easy. The Adopt-a-Class Program is a creative way to balance those needs and to provide Sunday school staff at the same … read more

Who Is Christ for You?

By Sandy Wylie
Colossians 1:15-28 In theology, beliefs about Jesus Christ are called "Christology." There are many Christologies. Several exist within the New Testament itself. After the New… read more

How to Love Unconditionally

By Robert K. Hudnut
His father...ran and embraced him and kissed him.Luke 15:20 Unconditional love may be the greatest force in the world, but we say that it is beyond us, that we can't love that… read more

Jesus vs. the Drama Queens

By Dave Barnhart
We usually use the word "hypocrite" to mean someone who doesn't practice what they preach, or someone who notices other people's sins but do not notice their own. But after… read more
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