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Jesus Christ

The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant provides a basic account of Jesus' life, ministry and death for people who need an easier entry into the Christian faith. more

Perspectives

Jesus shows the way to leadership by starting out with ideas that seem absurd, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. more

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Accepting Jesus as your personal Lord doesn't mean he is your private ticket to heaven, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. more

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We don’t believe that Jesus loves us because we allow the world to make a convincing case for not believing Jesus when he says he loves us, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination, the Rev. Morgan Guyton laments how the radical agendas of Christian martyrs – starting with Jesus – get tamed by those in power. more

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Good Friday 2018 may be past, but the crucifixion of Jesus continues everyday whenever a child of God is dehumanized, and our response determines salvation, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Just as Charles Wesley discovered, we must learn that our self worth isn't what we do, but our identity in Christ, and accept our limitations. more

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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