On this third Sunday of Advent, let people in on a joyful secret: Christ is alive! writes the Rev. Bill Cotton.
Perhaps Advent is about the newness to be discovered everywhere. This seems especially important these days as our church continues to make the same old tired arguments regarding who is worthy to belong, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton.
The Rev. Bill Cotton recalls the example of his parents, who exemplified the idea that Methodists were to be a constant blessing to those in need.
As sea life dies, glaciers melt, the oceans rise, and forest fires cover too much of the land, who is willing to fight the good fight, to finish the race, to keep the faith? wonders the Rev. Bill Cotton.
With a broad span of scholarly possibilities, the idea that we can work with God to evolve the Bible’s meanings is a thrilling and could bring solution to United Methodism’s conflicts, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton.
The story of the grateful Samaritan leper in Luke shows that faithful people are often found in situations that others reject, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton.
These days it would seem like we as a church are stuck in dislocation. The Rev. Bill Cotton writes that our foundation is still the solid rock of Christ.
A story from Russian literature illustrates Jesus’ parable about a poor man and a rich man whose hard heart condemned him, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton.
Sept. 22, 2019: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
When facing familiar passages of scripture, what new perspective can one say about a well-known text? asks the Rev. Bill Cotton.