Promise, power and purpose

By Rose Taylor
Pentecost is the longest season in the liturgical church calendar but probably the least celebrated. Yet, it is as worthy a celebration as Christmas or Easter! After all, the… read more

Worship for Kids: July 8, 2018

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Today's texts deal with strength. Children are very interested in acquiring strength and in measuring their strength against that of others. Although… read more

You can’t go home again

By Thomas Lane Butts
Mark 6:1-13 One cannot read the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life without having a deep sense of longing and wonderment about what was going on with Jesus in those years… read more

Discerning reality

By Doug Paysour
“Deep Fakes” Jordan Peele, actor, comedian, and Academy Award-winning screenwriter for Get Out, recently produced an unusual public service announcement (PSA) about… read more

Worship for Kids: July 1, 2018

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27. David's grief for Saul and Jonathan provides adults a counterpoint to the Gospel story about healing and… read more

A mother's gift

By James A. Harnish
Like trees beside streams of water Across four decades of ministry, I met some downright amazing mothers — mothers by birth, mothers by adoption, spiritual mothers who never … read more

Under pressure

By Paul Bonner
Some of us prepare and train at length for leadership without receiving many visible opportunities. However, when an engine exploded on flight 1380, Captain Tammie Jo Shults acted … read more

After James Cone: Into Troubled Water

By Craig Keen
James Cone and I were born about 350 miles and 13 years apart. Fordyce, Arkansas, and Oklahoma City stand near the same imaginary latitude line, in the same American South, the… read more

Worship for Kids: June 24, 2018

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: 1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49. Most church children have heard and enjoy this story. They like it because it is action-oriented… read more

The Holy Spirit and social justice

By Jill M. Johnson
I’m fortunate to work and worship at a church where the Holy Spirit is welcomed and celebrated. Fellow congregants often begin to recount joyful stories with the opening… read more

Three revealing differences between Moses and Aaron

By Rabbi Evan Moffic
Moses and Aaron are the two brothers who lead the Israelites out of Egypt. But they are much more. They are the first set of siblings in the Bible to get along. Remember Cain and… read more

James Cone, the cross, and the lynching memorial

By Jemar Tisby / Religion News Service
(RNS) — On April 26 America received its first-ever memorial dedicated to the more than 4,000 victims of lynching in this country. Two days later, James Cone, the acclaimed… read more
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