Jesus Christ

Faith and begorra! The Wesley Bros are looking toward St. Patrick's Day with the counsel to try to see Christ in everyone, as Celtic Christianity teaches. more

Mar 13, 2018 9:44 AM Perspectives

The passing of Billy Graham and Jesus' confrontation with Satan in the wilderness led the Rev. Jim Harnish to some reflections on the version of Christianity that is being promoted by Billy's son Franklin and other "evangelicals." more

Mar 6, 2018 4:30 PM Perspectives 2 Comments

The familiar interpretation that Jesus' sacrifice "pays the debt" of human sin contradicts the authentic message of the Good News, says the Rev. Jason Valendy. more

Feb 22, 2018 2:40 PM Perspectives 2 Comments

Do our visions of Jesus' identity reflect our own likes and dislikes? asks the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

Feb 20, 2018 3:45 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

Radical Jesus

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If we believe that Jesus wasn't the Christ, we lose the power of Christian faith to change lives and the world into God's vision of wholeness, writes United Methodist layman Brian Snyder. more

Jan 29, 2018 1:23 PM Practicing Faith

The simple act of inviting someone to "come and see" leads people – and us – to encounter Jesus, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

Jan 17, 2018 11:20 AM Perspectives

A sign from the margins, set to poetry by the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

Jan 8, 2018 3:54 PM Perspectives

America's opioid addiction crisis demands that churches learn anew how to talk about how Jesus' life intersects with spiritual and physical pain, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

Jan 2, 2018 3:27 PM Perspectives

In the silence, we’re left to ponder a God who has become a person, a God with no crib, a God surrounded by animals, and a God who made himself so vulnerable he died, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

Dec 20, 2017 3:33 PM Practicing Faith

Still No Room

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Nativity scenes that distract us from the harsh realities of Jesus' birth – still felt by too many today – ought to be done away with, asserts the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

Dec 12, 2017 6:13 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

In the second part of his holiday treatise, Charlie Baber finds Arius still arguing neo-Platonic ideas about Jesus, while Athanasius swings in with a godly rebuttal. more

Dec 12, 2017 6:02 PM Perspectives

Beware the simple slogans of Christmas' "reason," because God doesn't need a reason, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

Dec 7, 2017 4:06 PM Practicing Faith 1 Comments

San Juan Bautista

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Celebrating God’s visit through Jesus Christ as a mission to the universe has a significant impact on mission implications of the church, writes Dr. Jerome Sahabandhu. more

Dec 1, 2017 8:27 AM Practicing Faith

For the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant, John the Baptist's harsh message of repentance offers the best way to prepare for the Messiah's coming. more

Nov 29, 2017 4:21 PM Practicing Faith


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In order to be peacemakers today in our polarized society, Christians need to understand that someone's scorn may be the back side of their fierce empathy for a loved one, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Oct 12, 2017 3:15 PM Perspectives

Oakland Raiders

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The controversy over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem has clear echoes of the kind of resistance to oppression that Jesus taught his followers, writes Brian Snyder. more

Sep 27, 2017 3:24 PM Perspectives


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It's one thing to leave the weeds in the wheat until they mature, but what happens when the weeds start choking out the new seeds of faith, asks the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Jul 25, 2017 11:17 AM Perspectives

In the conclusion of his four-part series from UM & Global, Dr. Barry Bryant examines how we go about "hearing" the Scriptures. more

Jun 7, 2017 4:47 PM Global Nature

Valendy & Sons

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Just as children learn attitudes and behaviors from their parents, the Rev. Jason Valendy finds that spiritual formation matures from mimicking to imitation. more

May 30, 2017 2:04 PM Practicing Faith

People Laughing

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We miss a lot of the humor in Jesus' stories because they lose something in translation, but the comic aspects of life and faith are still in the Bible to be enjoyed, writes the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas. more

May 18, 2017 3:34 PM Christy Thomas 1 Comments