Read: Isaiah 55:6-13 Centering Verse: Seek the LORD while he may be found, call upon him while he is near. (Isaiah 55:6) Explore: In what ways have you experienced the nearness of God? How are God’s ways and thoughts higher than ours? In what ways have…
A new academic resources finds that “evangelicals” aren’t the monolithic voting bloc they’re taken for, and that not all of them support President Trump.
A couple of days ago, in the Twitterverse, Joel Osteen posted the following: So my question to you, dear readers, is this: Is he wrong? Many years ago, I would have said yes, he is wrong… emphatically. In fact, my Christian faith was badly shaken on the morning of October 18, 1989. This was the […]
Much as we enjoy our communal festivities, the best place to celebrate Christmas is among the people to whom Jesus came – including the migrants and refugees so feared by some today, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant.
During Advent, we must make a decision about the sort of people we will be. If we are changed by the Christ-story, if we become characters in the nativity of Christ-born-in-our-hearts today, how must we live?
I managed to hold on until we got off the bus, headed to the pier edge, sat down on a fortunately placed piece of covered pipe and waited. The outcome was inevitable. After a few bouts of retching, I felt well enough to walk to the boat, but I also kne…
During the month of December, I’ve prepared a series of daily devotionals to help my church get ready for and celebrate Christmas. I created a booklet (if you’d like a copy, let me know), but I’ll also post devotionals each day on my blog. Devotional Text: Luke 1:26-38 Gabriel tells Mary, “Rejoice, favored one! The […]
When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure. For the Church, this is living under the Law, which God’s grace through Jesus Christ has rendered moot, says the Rev. Jason Valendy.
Read: Amos 5:21-24 Centering Verse: But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. (Amos 5:24) Explore: Does our worship ever become hollow and lifeless? How so? What does the justice of God look like? How does i…
The Rev. Brady S. Whitton suggests that a closer reading of scripture reveals that there are more forms of covenantal union that the “one man, one woman” definition.