How do we pray for our wounded, divided nation?

By David Gushee / Religion News Service
After Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas, what are people of faith supposed to do? Especially: what does leadership of faith communities look like in a moment like this? One thing… read more

February 12, 2012 - An Extraordinary God in Ordinary Places

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Mark and 2 Kings This Sunday’s first lesson is one of the many interesting Elisha stories that are found in 2 Kings. These carefully crafted narratives are full … read more

February 5, 2012 - Signs and Wonders

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Mark This Sunday’s Gospel is an epiphany. Jesus is introduced to us through the miraculous work that Jesus does. The healing of Simon’s mother-in-law is… read more

January 29, 2012 - A Wild Place to Be on Sunday

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Mark Today’s text is really the first time that we see Jesus in action in Mark’s Gospel. Jesus appears at the synagogue in Capernaum at the regular… read more

January 22, 2012 - What about Them?

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Jonah and 1 Corinthians The book of Jonah is the only prophetic book without pronouncements and theological claims. It is a story; a story about the world’s… read more

Art of the Sermon: Design and the dangers of storytelling

By Dan Wunderlich
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through iTunes, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a … read more

January 15, 2012 - You . . . the Light of Christ

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John I recall James Sanders, great interpreter of the Hebrew Scriptures, saying that one of his guiding interpretive principles was, “Scripture always and… read more

January 8, 2012 - Now What?

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Genesis and Mark The highway that winds up from the sea to Jerusalem is a rapidly ascending road through picturesque but rugged terrain. The heat is high and the… read more

January 1, 2012 - God's Time

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Ecclesiastes and Revelation We often celebrate this Sunday as the Second Sunday after Christmas, or the Holy Name of Jesus. However, this is a rare Sunday when New… read more

Evangelistic Preaching

By William H. Willimon
The way I see it, most of the really big mistakes the church has made, theologically speaking, have been made in the interest of evangelism. In reaching out to speak to the world… read more

The worst church member ever

By Jim Somerville
Jim Somerville, pastor of First Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia, and co-founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday, preaches this week's sermon from Luke 10:38-42: the story of Mary… read more

Sermon Options: July 31, 2016

By Ministry Matters
HEAVENLY LOVE FOR A HELLISH WORLD  COLOSSIANS 3:1-11 Having established in chapters 1 and 2 that we are brothers and sisters with Christ and members of the family of God… read more
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