We Will Rise

By Jake Owensby
Brené Brown teaches us to say that we are enough. It’s wise and gracious advice.  Her research shows that a hypercritical, perfectionist tyrant abides deep… read more

Caring for our common home

By Jeanne Torrence Finley
The celebration of Earth Day each spring gives Christians an opportunity to consider God's good creation and our stewardship of it. This year, Earth Day falls on Sunday, April… 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

Weekly Preaching: April 15, 2018

By James C. Howell
I always moan a little when I see the book of Acts under “Old Testament Reading.” Thirty-nine of the Bible's sixty-six books actually are Old Testament… read more

No integrity for Trump’s evangelical disciples. Sad!

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
(RNS) — “Daddy, who is that lady, Stormy?” My 5-year-old daughter asked the question a few weeks ago as we flipped past a news report about the president’s … read more

How the light gets in

By Jake Owensby
Thomas died somewhere along the southwest coast of India. According to an ancient text called Acts of Thomas, King Misdeus, a local ruler, blew his stack when Thomas converted his … read more

Dream deferred

By F. Willis Johnson
"What happens to a dream deferred?"— Langston Hughes, "Harlem"Last week on April 4 tens of thousands commemorated the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr… read more

Sermon Options: May 6, 2018

By Ministry Matters
The Company He Keeps Acts 10:44-48 Each day, if we pay attention to life around us, we will be surprised, maybe astonished, at things that happen to us. Acts 10 may be one of the… read more

There's room for you too

By Chris Andrews
Acts 10:44-48 Have you ever been surprised by God? You expected God to work one way and God did the opposite, the unexpected? In the New Testament, God is constantly pulling… read more

Weekly Preaching: April 8, 2018

By James C. Howell
I recall being semi-impressed with myself as an undergrad for taking a challenging course on Existentialism, expecting to have my intellectual horizons expanded. Plunging into… read more

The myth of redemptive patience

By Tom Fuerst
Waiting for liberation is the privilege of the privileged. Those who sit comfortably atop the world’s hierarchy can tell those on the bottom to “wait just a little… read more

Pope Francis and hell

By Thomas J. Reese / Religion News Service
(RNS) — Social media has been going crazy with reports that Pope Francis has denied the existence of hell. Even some mainstream media have picked up the story supposedly… read more
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