The great 50 days of the Easter season offer many opportunities for new encounters with the Risen Christ.
For Easter sermons, the Rev. Bill Cotton offers a declaration of the true power of Christ’s Resurrection.
Rev. Bill Cotton offers three suggestions for those who will preach the Christian story on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
After his temptation, Jesus began to create signs of a new age, a new beginning. And that is our task: to create the signs that point to a new and different way to live, to love, to welcome the stranger, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton.
As those “untimely born” like the Apostle Paul, we disciples today have the ability to know the Risen Christ and to know that some teachings of the past must not rule our future, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton.
Following T. S. Eliot’s counsel, the Rev. Bill Cotton ponders the sex, politics and theology of the coming special General Conference and winds up contemplating a donkey.
The announcement of Jesus’ birth to lowly shepherds by a heavenly host prompts the Rev. Bill Cotton to ponder what kind of conglomeration United Methodists will be at the 2019 General Conference.
The Rev. Bill Cotton first learned about racism under an old peach tree in East Texas where his white mother let him meet his African-American playmates. Now he backs the Black Lives Matter movement.
Recalling Norman Rockwell’s iconic painting “Freedom from want,” the Rev. Bill Cotton counsels that in today’s America, churches should embrace a fifth freedom, to resist the systems that are creating want, or poverty.
Whenever we isolate a group of folks, turn them into social lepers, we have just lost Jesus, because he will go and stand with the isolated, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton.