The nature of commitment

By Andrea Murdock
It has been said that commitment in a romantic relationship isn’t about promising once to love someone every day, but instead it is choosing every day to love someone every… read more

Love In A Big World: No words

By Tamara Fyke
Like many of us, I am continually checking the news for the latest updates about the events that transpired in Broward County, Florida on Valentine’s Day. Overcome by the… read more

Worship for Kids: March 18, 2018

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View In planning today's worship, consider the following: Children are quickly overwhelmed when confronted with all these texts. It is better to explore… read more

Love like Jesus

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
On Ash Wednesday, we remember how Jesus loved sacrificially. Jesus loved God, his neighbors and even his enemies. His love for us has transformed the world. As powerful as these… read more

Does God play favorites?

By Christy Thomas
Dear Thoughtful Pastor: I just read the story of Daniel in the lion’s den (which seemed more like a cage than a den with free access to gazelles and rabbits.) So God… read more

Mainliners’ wrongheaded push for American disarmament

By Mark Tooley
WASHINGTON (RNS) — In 1985, as a 20-year-old college student, I attended public hearings by the United Methodist Church’s bishops as they drafted their pastoral letter … read more

How do you picture God?

By Mike Slaughter
Your picture of God determines how you perceive yourself and others. Many of us have a picture of God other than the merciful Father who “demonstrates his own love for us in … read more

Welcoming people with disabilities

By Rebekah Jordan Gienapp
Increasing accessibility Data from the most recent census finds that one in five people living in the United States has some form of physical, mental, or emotional disability… read more

Value one another

By Samantha Tidball
Value one another If you watched the Golden Globes last month, you may have noticed that actors and actresses wore all black attire, as well as black pins saying, “Times… read more

The Olympic spirit

By Doug Paysour
The Olympic ideal Over the next two weeks, the eyes of the world will be on PyeongChang, South Korea, as the best winter sports athletes from across the globe gather to compete… read more

Being in a band meeting is hard, but you should still do it

By David F. Watson
So… I’m in a band meeting now. What, you may ask, is a band meeting? It’s a form of spiritual discipline where groups of men or women come together to confess… read more

Worship for Kids: March 4, 2018

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25. A case can be made for using this text as the summary text for worship, celebrating the wisdom of God, which, though… read more
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