Maundy Thursday: The good news emerges from the bad

By Allan R. Bevere
Few holidays in ancient Judaism evoked more joy and celebration than Passover. In a typical month, the population of Jerusalem in Jesus' day hovered around 80,000. During the time … read more

Holy experimentation

By Steve Harper
Years ago, I heard Richard Foster say that prayer is to the spiritual life what experimentation is to science. In early Christianity, the monastic communities understood this, and … read more

The promise of the Good Friday-Passover overlap

By A. James Rudin / Religion News Service
NEW YORK (RNS) This year, Good Friday and the start of Passover occur on the same date: Friday, April 3. The coincidence is no accident. Jesus’ pilgrimage to Jerusalem to… read more

What happened on Palm Sunday?

By Alex Joyner
What sort of day is Palm Sunday? What was it they saw in that figure riding up to the grand mount of the Temple on a working beast? Was his entry into Jerusalem a triumphant… read more

Let Us Pray…

By David C. Hockett
John 17:6-19 What a powerful image this text offers; what a hopeful image for those of us who try to be faithful to the gospel, to serve the risen Christ, to be the church in the… read more

Worship for Kids: May 17, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
ASCENSION OF THE LORD From a Child's Point of View Acts 1:1-11. The Ascension story is of interest to children for two reasons. First, it answers the literal-minded questions… read more

Worship Connection: May 17, 2015

By Nancy C. Townley
Ascension Sunday COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53 CALLS TO WORSHIP [Note: Churches may be celebrating Easter 7 or Ascension… read more

Worship Elements: May 17, 2015

By Bryan Schneider-Thomas
Ascension Sunday COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53 THEME IDEAS Power is a dominant theme in today’s readings: the power … read more

Worship for Kids: May 10, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View First Reading: Acts 10:44-48. This is a story about a time the church changed its ways to keep up with what God was doing that is, including the… read more

Worship Elements: May 10, 2015

By Rebecca Gaudino
Sixth Sunday of Easter COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17 THEME IDEAS God’s love creates a generous dwelling… read more

Worship Elements: May 3, 2015

By Ministry Matters
Fifth Sunday of Easter COLOR: White SCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:25-31; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8 Call to Worship: L: Come and sit with me; we shall study the … read more

Take my hand: The gospel and the blues

By Steve Beard
The first of several pivotal scenes in the film “Selma” occurs when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. makes a late night phone call to gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. … read more
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