Jesus Christ

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

Bryant at Computer

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Through the filters and distractions of life in the Internet age, it's easy to lose track of the voice of Jesus. The only way to hear him is to abandon ourselves to God, says the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

May 5, 2017 3:38 PM Practicing Faith

Ocracoke Tombs

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When Resurrection comes around, hold out for Real Jesus, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

Apr 13, 2017 12:14 PM Practicing Faith

Lego Last Supper

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The "Last Supper" may have been Jesus' final meal with his disciples, but it forms the basis of both present and future connections for today's Christians, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

Apr 12, 2017 1:22 PM Perspectives

Like many holidays, Easter has ties to seasonal change, but for Christians it religious roots in the Jewish Passover and the story of Jesus' death and Resurrection, says religion scholar Brent Landau. more

Apr 12, 2017 10:09 AM In the Church

A U.S. airstrike against Syria in retaliation for using chemical weapons prompts the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant to pose hard questions in poetic form. more

Apr 10, 2017 4:12 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

Radical Jesus

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What if today's Christians resisted white supremacy in America by disrupting the Lenten worship services of white nationalist churches the way Jesus disrupted religious authority in his day? asks the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Feb 23, 2017 3:49 PM Perspectives


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Today's polarized public discourse resembles the four steps Jesus outlines in Matthew 5:21-24 on conflict, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy more

Feb 22, 2017 2:23 PM Perspectives


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If the U.S. government endorses one version of Christianity as the national religion, what about the rest of us? asks the Rev. Jerry Eckert. more

Feb 15, 2017 11:18 AM Perspectives

Christ in the House

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The Rev. Billy Cox draws on his pastoral experience to suggest that now is the time for more of us to sit down with our neighbors over a meal and talk through our differences, as Jesus and his disciples once did. more

Jan 24, 2017 2:16 PM Perspectives