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Mockery

Art Courtesy of Morgan Guyton

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

Habanero

Photo Courtesy of Morgan Guyton

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

Photo Courtesy of Christy Thomas

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

Photo Courtesy of Richard L. Bryant

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

Photo Courtesy of Richard L. Bryant

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

Photo Courtesy of Richard Lowell Bryant

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

Photo Courtesy of Morgan Guyton

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

Contempt

Photo Courtesy of Jason Valendy

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

America-Jesus

Photo Courtesy of Richard L. Bryant

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

Inauguration 2009

Photo Courtesy of Richard L. Bryant

It's a complicated questions, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant, because Jesus has already inaugurated a far different government – the realm of God. more

Jan 18, 2017 12:37 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

Catholic Tabernacle

Photo Courtesy of Frederick W. Schmidt

Building a "bigger box" for Jesus in your life will involve risks that will challenge your comfort zone, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. more

Dec 20, 2016 2:19 PM Practicing Faith

Kidnap Jesus

Photo Courtesy of Richard L. Bryant

Get past the tamed version of most Nativity scenes to bring Jesus into the hard realities of the here and now, just as when he was born, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

Dec 19, 2016 2:32 PM Practicing Faith

Instead of the sanitized image of "gentle Jesus, meek and mild," the Rev. Jason Valendy explores the many meanings of Jesus' title "Immanuel." more

Dec 5, 2016 5:07 PM Practicing Faith

Jesus and Santa

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Why wait during Advent? The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant has a poetic answer. more

Dec 1, 2016 2:23 PM Practicing Faith