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A Simple Question

Emily C. Heath

What would Jesus ask congregations who have been kicking the metaphorical can down the road for years and years, bemoaning a culture that has passed them by, blaming a changing world for declining membership.


Quinn G. Caldwell

Outside of church, how often do you say the name Jesus Christ?

Consider Well, Follow Anyway

Mary Luti

Sometimes it seems as if Jesus doesn't really want people to follow him.

Titles Fancy and Plain

Martin B. Copenhaver

Recently I have been thinking about titles and their significance.

Old Germans

Matt Fitzgerald

We were once an immigrant denomination.

Monsters in the Woods

Donna Schaper

"You will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you."

You Haven't Got What It Takes

Tony Robinson

There are many times, and big moments, in our lives, when we wonder if we are up to the challenge, up to what lies ahead.

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Richard L. Floyd

Perhaps we don't need to know everything to know enough to praise God

Just When You Least Expect It

Martin B. Copnehaver

I was a bit taken aback when I opened the gospel reading in the lectionary for today and found that it told the story of the Annunciation—the announcement that Mary is to give birth to the Son of God. 

Both / And

John A. Nelson

 In many Bible passages that contrast "world" and "spirit," it can seem that the Bible takes sides: bad world; good spirit.