Worship for Kids: October 25, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Job 42:1-6, 10-17. The writer's literary ploys make this text difficult to follow. The free translation of The Good News Bible presents … read more

Worship Connection: October 25, 2015

By Nancy C. Townley
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost/Reformation Sunday COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Job 42:1-6, 10-17; Psalm 34:1-8 (19-22); Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52 CALLS TO WORSHIP… read more

Panting for French toast or the Eucharist

By Clifton Stringer
My mom recently visited us in Boston, and she brought us evidence that the prodigious efforts of the alchemists of yore were not in vain. She carried with her a French toast… read more

Giving beyond what is expected

By Paul Bonner
It’s easy to be generous when a cup of lemonade costs only 25 cents. Some of us might even give a whole dollar if the children are raising money for a worthy cause. Or maybe … read more

Introducing the minister of finance: A challenge to pastors

By Lindsey Foster Stringer
800 and 12 percent. 800 is roughly how many times money is mentioned in the Bible, give or take several hundred depending on who is counting. (This site even says 2,000.) It is… read more

Worship for Kids: October 18, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Job 38:1-7 (34-41). The summary of God's answer to Job is that God is "more" than Job can even imagine. For children, that is not a… read more

Worship Connection: October 18, 2015

By Nancy C. Townley
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: Green SCRIPTURE READINGS: Job 38:1-7 (34-41); Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c; Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1… read more

Worship Elements: October 18, 2015

By Ministry Matters
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: Green SCRIPTURE READINGS: Job 38:1-7 (34-41); Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c; Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45 Call to Worship L:… read more

We can't fathom God's goodness

By Clifton Stringer
My son fell asleep in the stroller while our family was going for an evening walk. After dinner, when bedtime came, his parents were tired, but he was not. As we were trying to… read more

Is it pretty outside? Then you're less likely to go to church

By Sara Weissman / Religion News Service
(RNS) Can a beautiful landscape compete with religious worship? A Baylor University study, published in the journal Sociology of Religion, found that U.S. counties with nicer … read more

7 ways I protect my Sabbath

By Ron Edmondson
This is a hard word for some pastors, but after a recent post I was asked about how I protect my Sabbath. That’s a great question, because many pastors struggle in this… read more

John Wesley on infant baptism

By Allan R. Bevere
John Wesley's understanding of infant baptism is multifaceted as he addresses various aspects of the subject. As a priest in the Church of England, Wesley baptized children, and… read more
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