A familiar scripture about having faith sets the Rev. Jason Valendy to wondering whether he seeks faith for himself or if he stands in the way of God's mission. Read more

Practicing Faith

Unlike high emotional moments, living out faith everyday shows God's presence and action in our lives like early Methodist Phoebe Palmer wrote, says the Rev. Charlie Baber. Read more

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The real work of the Christmas season – inspiring the world to take action about the crises that face us – begins once all the decorations have been put away, writes the Rev. Chuck Currie. Read more


To go on a journey is to emphasize the process of traveling, not the destination, and the language we use to describe the experience shouldn't be restricted, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more


Wesley Bros: Building

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The Wesley Bros encounter an architect with a big vision for their church campus. Read more


Listening Heart

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In their quest to define the undefinable, American Christians are in real danger of narrowing the scope of God's love by over-thinking the words and work of God, writes the Rev. Irvin J. Boudreaux. Read more

Practicing Faith

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Approaching Thursday of Holy Week as a time of mysteries inviting us into faith brings the realization that God is with us in all things, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. Read more

Practicing Faith

The death of her beloved mother-in-law, Evelyn Grebe, resurrects the age-old questions about the deepest mysteries of life and death, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

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Berlin Wall Fall

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Christians are called to live though the current social and political chaos with faith, not with fear, lest we be buried in the wilderness, says the Rev. Mike Slaughter. Read more


Weeping Angel

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Believing in Jesus Christ doesn't insulate us from life's losses, but the Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt has some spiritual counsel for how to deal with loss and its memories. Read more

Practicing Faith

Ashes 2

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In a follow-up to last week's post, the Rev. Mike Slaughter examines how Christians are called to live with a proactive biblical worldview that seeks the common good of all God’s children, irrespective of politics or partisan persuasion. Read more

Practicing Faith

Tillich and Niebuhr

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In the aftermath of the Paris bombings, Christians' response ought to include examining the true nature of our faith, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

Practicing Faith

Mystery Box

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The essence of faith is to love a mystery -- the confounding truth that God loves us without limits, and that our sole task in life is to love one another, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. Read more

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Wallow'd in a Score

Of all the faults of today's Church, fear is the one that Geoffrey Kruse-Safford wishes most it would replace with courage, for the sake of individual Christians and for the world at large. Read more

Mar 6, 2015 9:58 AM Geoffrey Kruse-Safford

Faith in God is neither blind nor without evidence, but stems instead from a longtime relationship with God through which we come to trust that God never fails us, writes the Rev. John Partridge. Read more



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Some Days ...

The Rev. Ben Gosden ponders the value of faith's uncertainties amid the call for Christians to engage with the world around them. Read more

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Loving God

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It's not about what we give up for God, but about giving our hearts to God, writes the Rev. Mike Lindstrom. Read more

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    Despair Or Hope Computer Keys Showing Hopeful or Hopeless

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