Have you been led?

By Billy Doidge Kilgore
“Have you been led by God?” my friend asked. He sipped his coffee and stared intently at me while waiting for a response. “Yes, I believe so,” I responded. … read more

Rediscovering worship in the Old Testament

By Brian Sigmon
Be honest. You read that title and expected me to talk about sacrificing goats, didn’t you? Before you start reminding me of Hosea 6:6 or Christ’s once-for-all… read more

Worship for Kids: November 23, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Here the church concludes one Christian year and looks forward to Advent-Christmas-Epiphany, with which the next year begins. Christ the King Sunday… read more

Worship Elements: November 23, 2014

By Ken Burton
Color: White Scripture Readings: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 100; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46 Theme Ideas Ezekiel speaks of the shepherd who searches for lost sheep… read more

Worship Connection: November 23, 2014

By Nancy C. Townley
Christ the King Sunday Color: WhiteScripture Readings: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 100; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46 ___________________________________________________… read more

ISIS, youth, and psychological warfare

By Shane Raynor
Yesterday I watched an interview that CNN reporter Arwa Damon conducted with Merwan Mohammed Hussein, a young Syrian Kurd who was kidnapped by ISIS months ago when he was on his… read more

Resisting the urge for perfection

By Timothy Siburg
If you are a part of a congregation, faith community, or serve or volunteer with a nonprofit, you know that it is important to cultivate volunteers or “lay leaders.”… read more

Worship for Kids: November 16, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View All of today's texts deal with serving God. Old Testament: Judges 4:1-7. This is the only story from Judges included in the Revised Common Lectionary. … read more

Worship for Kids: November 9, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View All of today's texts deal with serving God. Old Testament: Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25. This is a story appreciated by children who are learning to make… read more

Worship Elements: November 2, 2014

By Robert Blezard
Color: GreenScripture Readings: Joshua 3:7-17; Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37; 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13; Matthew 23:1-12 Theme Ideas Our baptism into the life of Christ recalls Israel’s … read more

Worship Elements: November 9, 2014

By Laura Jaquith Bartlett
Color: GreenScripture Readings: Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; Psalm 78:1-7; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13 Theme Ideas We will tell about the Lord from generation to… read more

What do Americans pray for? Themselves. And maybe a sports team

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
(RNS) When Americans aren’t busy praying for themselves or their own needs — and most of them are — many are seeking divine intervention on behalf of a favorite… read more
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