Preaching Christ Crucified: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

by Barbara Brown Taylor
When you get through preaching, the only name on anyone's lips should be the name of Jesus Christ. That was the standard Paul held himself to. “When I came to you,” he … read more

The Second Bread: A Story of Sacramental Mystery

by James A. Campbell
The worst of times. People were eating their dogs. Children were fainting in school. Fuel for heating was gone. Makeshift stoves consumed wood torn from buildings. The Chukotka… read more

The Letter To The Philippians: Preaching and Teaching Toward A More Faithful Stewardship

by Kenneth H. Carter, Jr.
According to Acts 16, the congregation at Philippi was the first church established by Paul and Timothy on their first missionary journey. The letters' tone reflects a warm and… read more

Poking Holes in the Darkness

by Kenneth H. Carter, Jr.
An Easter sermon on Mathew 28:1-10 and Psalm 30. On Friday evening of Easter Weekend, March 29, 2002, three young boys in our congregation were killed in a car accident: Wesley… read more

Disabling Debt

by Jenna Heart
Consumer debt, credit card debt, disabling medical bills, as well as loss of homes and jobs can create a kind of economic bondage. Many live paycheck to paycheck with no… read more

Lectionary vs. Sermon Series: Does it have to be one or the other?

by Bill Barnes
For a minute I thought I would have to run for the portable defibrillator! LeeAnn Inman, who had just recently joined our staff as the Minister of Spiritual Formation, looked like … read more
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