Time Your Egg Hunt Right to Get Visitors in Worship

By Kara Witherow
Nearly 5,000 people attended one of Harvest United Methodist Church's five egg hunts, which were held immediately following five of the church's eight Easter worship services… read more

An Only Child

By Kerri Wyatt Kent
"Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age." (Jesus, in Matthew 28:20) Patti and Bruce, feeling a tug from Jesus, welcomed a four-year-old foster … read more

Jesus on Zombies

By David Dorn
I bet you didn't realize that Jesus talked about the living dead long before they were ever popular as zombies. With his statement, "let the dead bury their own dead" Jesus is… read more

The Undead Youth Ministry Interview

By Paul Turner
Youth ministry strategist Paul Turner interviews Abingdon Press author Clay Morgan about his book Undead. read more

Talking to Youth about Contentment

By Rachel Cruze
We've all had periods of unhappiness and stress in our lives. The real problems come, though, when those periods begin to occur more and more often. Sometimes, the root cause is… read more

Background: Deborah

By Patricia K. Tull
DEBORAH A judge and prophet. An Israelite leader, Deborah ("honey bee") is introduced in Judges 4:4 with a string of designations: "Deborah, a woman, a prophet, the wife of… read more

Before You Plan That International Mission Trip ...

By Nan McCurdy and Miguel Mairena
When organizing an international mission trip, it is helpful to prepare your group to go with open minds and open hearts: open to learning from the people you will meet, open to… read more

When Ash Wednesday Falls Before Valentine's

By Jessica Miller Kelley
Have you discussed your Valentine's plans with your sweetheart yet? You might want to be doing that soon, since that either-loved-or-reviled commericalized day of hearts and… read more

Don’t Blame God When Your Team Loses

By Josh Tinley
A Public Religion Research Institute Survey released earlier this week showed that that 53 percent believe that "God rewards athletes who have faith with good health and success"… read more

Road Rage and Faith

By Erik Alsgaard
Life in the Fast Lane You're driving down the freeway, humming along at 75 miles per hour in the far right lane. You come upon a vehicle doing 65 miles per hour, so you attempt to … read more

Gun Control: A Biblical and Theological Case

By Matthew L. Kelley
The issue of gun control in the United States is once again at the forefront of our national conversation due to last month's school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut—one of… read more

Jealousy, Gifts and the Body of Christ

By Whitney Simpson
Christ is just like the human body—a body is a unit and has many parts; and all the parts of the body are one body, even though there are many. We were all baptized by one… read more
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