As many congregations return to gathering in new or partial ways after a period of virtual worship, there are both logistical challenges and shepherding…
One of the wonderful things we do at World Methodist Evangelism is training leaders all over the world to show and share the love…
I have found Psalm 1 to be a guiding principle in my life and ministry; it speaks to my theology and character as a…
Theology matters; pastors and chaplains with robust appreciation for theology are well-positioned to engage.
“The angels filled the sky saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men.” How does “Emmanuel,” God with us, bring peace into our lives? In what area of your life would you like for God’s peace to come?”
The question of whether testimony of following Jesus Christ is genuine isn’t a new question birthed solely from a time on the planet when mass communications highlight celebrity lifestyles. The early church dealt with this question, and leaders often counseled prudence, care, pastoral sensitivity, and community accountability.
“Jesus is not limited by the length of time you have been in your condition nor by the severity of the situation you face. Once he puts his hand on you, you will be set free.”
‘Whenever we recognize who God is, we are praising him.”
And the soldiers—the protectors of civil order— decide to bury the truth. They take their bribe and the promise of protection from Pilate’s wrath, and they toe the party line. They protect the power of a broken world.But the women—the ones with little influence, the ones who are least likely to be believed—they run from the empty tomb with great joy. It is only as they are obedient to the angel’s command that Jesus himself appears to them.
Jesus drew her out, asked her to tell her story. To speak words aloud, to share them with the crowd, to scatter her words like seeds.