January 7, 2018

By DJ del Rosario
Gathering Prayer (inspired from Genesis 1:1-5) Creator of all that is, all that was, and all that ever will be, you are light, and you separated light from darkness. You created… read more

January 6, 2018 - Epiphany

By DJ del Rosario
Gathering Prayer Holy and living God, thank you for your faithfulness and steadfast love since the moment you created the universe. Thank you for the many ways you draw all of… read more

Excerpt from Introduction to the Practice of African American Preaching

By Frank Thomas
Frank Thomas has a passion to share with the world the unique genius and ethos of the African American preaching tradition. In this book Thomas traces the history of this style of … read more

Excerpt from Preaching and the Human Condition: Loving God, Self, and Others

By O. Wesley Allen Jr.
In this book O. Wesley Allen, Jr. considers how to preach to the human condition in terms of the vertical, horizontal, and inner horizons of our lives. In this excerpt Allen… read more

Excerpt from SHE: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry

By Karoline M. Lewis
In this book Karoline Lewis seeks to explore some of the particular issues that women in ministry face in an effort to help women, and everyone in the church, accept and… read more

Is the Reformation over?

By Chris Castaldo / Religion News Service
(RNS) — Family spats are unpleasant, especially when they persist for five centuries. At some point, most families wonder if reconciliation is possible. Among Christians… read more

Until then ...

By James A. Harnish
My problem with Halloween Sorry to be a buzzkill, but I’m not a big fan of what Halloween has become in the U.S. I love its history as a day to remember the joke God played… read more

Weekly Preaching: All Saints' Day

By James C. Howell
We do All Saints on November 5th, and those are the lections I’ll treat here. It would be hard not to address Revelation 7:9-17, but I am finding some intriguing linkages… read more

Nostalgia and faith

By Mike Poteet
From Netflix to Nintendo, nostalgia sells In 2016, the Netflix hit series Stranger Things won praise not only for its precocious cast and sci-fi storytelling but also for the way… read more

Jesus and politics

By Jake Owensby
Some Christians are making political commitments that Jesus would hesitate to call, well, Christian. Let me explain by way of a political run-in that Jesus had with a group called … read more

Weekly Preaching: Reformation Sunday

By James C. Howell
We’ll observe Reformation Sunday on October 29th and two of our lectionary texts, Deuteronomy 34:1-12 and Matthew 22:34-40, speak well to the day.  * * * I preached on… read more

No exemptions

By Steve Harper
Calling out empire is a pervasive and never-ending task because empire-making is what fallen-world individuals and groups do. No longer guided by original righteousness (Genesis 1 … read more
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