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31 New-Life Qualities for Becoming 'Alive in Christ'

In Colossians, Paul boldly states that true believers "have been raised with Christ." That is to say, Christians are "Eastered People," who have been raised from the old life of... read more >

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Thriving in the Midst of Suffering

Christian theology "does not believe that all suffering serves some larger purpose of God," or "that the world as we find it is the best of all possible worlds and... read more >

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How to Love Like a Mother

John 10:1-10, A Reflection By Rev. Anne Sutherland Howard

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Go Ahead and Die Already

Luke 24:13-35, A Reflection By Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

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Women's Challenge to Worship Leadership Restrictions

The Jewish celebration of Purim is a celebration of the unexpected breaking into the world. The celebration is centered around Esther, a Jewish girl who foils a plot to have... read more >

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How to Preach to Transform Lives

Effective preaching requires several elements. For one, it is important that listeners form an emotional connection with the characters and narrative. That is, the drama of the Scriptures has to... read more >

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Explore Worship with Your Congregation

How do you talk about worship with your congregation when it is difficult to get beyond individual reactions to the previous week's service? An extensive seminar hosted by the Calvin... read more >

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A Piano for Christmas

It’s never too early for a great Christmas ad. This is from the folks at John Lewis in Great Britain, who every year...

Can Religion Unite America?

    Calling out racism in American churches, David Gushee, the outgoing president of the American Academy of...

Are American's Religious Communities Unique?

Two-thirds of U.S. Christians pray daily, compared with a median of just 18 percent of Christians across 15 countries...

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