Churches rehab buildings for artist spaces

By Jesse James DeConto / Religion News Service
(RNS) On the north side of Indianapolis, the historic First Presbyterian Church is now the Harrison Center for the Arts. Its owner, the upstart Redeemer Presbyterian Church… read more

Worship for Kids: August 9, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33. These verses are too terse to tell the story of Absalom's rebellion meaningfully. But the full story, which … read more

Worship Elements: August 9, 2015

By John A. Brewer
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33; Psalm 130; Ephesians 4:25–5:2; John 6:35, 41-51 THEME IDEAS These texts lend… read more

Politics, worship, Pelagius and Disney World: On General Conference 2016

By Clifton Stringer
As many sisters and brothers in the United Methodist part of Christ's church finish meeting in their respective Annual Conferences, thoughts are turning, in part, to the upcoming… read more

4 reasons this worship story charmed my church

By Len Wilson
Here’s a short film my team and I created for worship at my church, Peachtree. First, to set the stage: Peachtree high school students have gone to the same summer camp for… read more

Worship for Kids: August 2, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a. When it is dramatically presented, children follow the story of Nathan's confrontation of David closely. They… read more

Worship Elements: August 2, 2015

By Deborah Sokolove
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: Green SCRIPTURE READINGS: 2 Samuel 11:26–12:13a; Psalm 51:1-12; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35 THEME IDEAS In the reading from 2 Samuel… read more

Worship Connection: August 2, 2015

By Nancy C. Townley
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: 2 Samuel 11:26–12:13a; Psalm 51:1-12; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1 L:… read more

Hospitality can be dangerous and even deadly

By Allan R. Bevere
The shooting that occurred Wednesday night at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina has focused our attention, once again, on several issues —… read more

How megachurches have killed the practice of prayer

By Christy Thomas
It suddenly dawned on me last Sunday: Prayer is not media-friendly. In this past year, I’ve visited over forty different types of churches, writing up my experiences for a… read more

Worship Elements: July 26, 2015

By Bill Hoppe
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: Green SCRIPTURE READINGS: 2 Samuel 11:1-15; Psalm 14; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21 THEME IDEAS Today’s readings are full of apparent… read more

Worship for Kids: July 26, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: 2 Samuel 11:1-15. The story of David and Bathsheba is not one most people would choose to tell children. David's key problem, however… read more
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