Good Friday

The Resurrection turned a symbol of Roman oppression into a sign of hope for Christians, writes the Rev. Mark Conrad. Read more

Practicing Faith

Her Lenten reflections have led Cynthia B. Astle to develop a clearer understanding of what following Jesus Christ means today. Read more

Views from a Ridge

Rev. Bill Cotton offers three suggestions for those who will preach the Christian story on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Read more

Ordained Ministry

The story of Jesus is ultimately about God's love for us and all creation, a story we will recognize wherever we encounter those who struggle against the forces of death, writes Bishop Elaine Stanovsky. Read more


The Great Three Days – Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Vigil Saturday – give us time to slow down and reflect on the meaning of Jesus' death before the Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Read more


Strasbourg Window

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In keeping with its spiritual practices, United Methodist Insight will not post any new articles from the evening of Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday. Read more

In the Church


Illustration Courtesy of Richard L. Bryant

Instead of ignoring the more troubling aspects attributed to God, the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant would prefer to deal with them directly to get a complete picture of the divine personality. Read more

Practicing Faith

Atonement Theories

Chart Courtesy of Jeremy Smith

Surprise! There's more than one theory of atonement in Christian theology, and that means there are different meanings to the significance of Holy Week, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

Jeremy Smith