As many congregations return to gathering in new or partial ways after a period of virtual worship, there are both logistical challenges and shepherding…
In Peace: An Advent Benediction
Go in peace,Remembering that the Christ who was King and is King and will forever be KingWas born not to a family of nobles…
Subversion: Christ the King Sunday
Perhaps this is the real significance of Christ the King Sunday. It is an opportunity to look at what has been ruling over us in every aspect of our lives. It is an opportunity to dethrone the Caesars of today, allowing Christ the King to reign in their stead.
How Is Community Possible? A Note from Nouwen
In 2,000 years of church history, you will find an ebb and flow of opportunities seized and opportunities lost. While church history is often…
Three Reasons You Should Download a Daily Office App
What is essential reading for you every day? I don't think I'm alone sensing an increase in "noise" when I read. If I go…
A Prayer for Learners
You do not need to learn us; but we need to learn your ways. We want to be learners of your Way – the Truth of Life.
Language About God: Interviewing Dr. Jackson Lashier
The path forward, then, is to remember the central teaching of the Trinity. It is not that God is male. It is that God is relational in God’s essence.
Wesleyan Accent ~ Not Yet Fully Awake: Dr. Matthew Milliner
And in our gospel passage, Mary of course – like all of us on this side of death – is not yet fully awake. She makes first contact with the resurrected Jesus, and it’s about as awkward as Peter embarrassing himself by trying to pitch a tent on Mount Tabor. Mary’s problem is that she thinks Jesus is dead, and when she sees that he’s gone, she consoles herself by saying, “they have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.”
Philip Tallon ~ Make Buildings that Won’t Be Burnt Up
A wise art teacher used to say, “Make art that won’t be burnt up.” He meant, make art that will outlast the last judgment. Make art that will count as one of the “glories of the nations” brought into the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:26). Beauty attracts us, even when our reasons are unconvinced.
Priscilla Hammond ~ How Church Personalities Reveal Epiphany Living
Churches have personalities, expressed through their organization, Christian education
processes, preaching, and worship. Each can have strengths and challenges, but the diversity is reflective of the differences we see in people, including the
Instead of focusing on which
organizational structure or form of worship we prefer, we need to ask if our church is manifesting Christ to the world.