The Reality of the Living Christ

by Vernon Davis

1 Corinthians 15:20-26 What difference does Christ’s resurrection make? Does it matter whether it really happened? Would people all over the world still believe Jesus’ teachings about life and faith if it didn’t? Would they still follow his example? Think about Jesus’ early followers in the aftermath of his death. They are disheartened to the […]

Pain Can Give Birth to New Life

by Ronald Vaughan

The day my first grandchild, Liam, was born, Linda and I arrived at the hospital and went to my daughter Elizabeth’s room to spend time with her and her husband, Josh. Every two or three minutes, Elizabeth would have a contraction, a passing moment of tension and discomfort.

Crossroads: Ascension, A New Chapter

by Jessica Asbell

New chapters are exciting, but also a bit scary. Moving to college was an important step for me, and it was part of being able to do things on my own. The disciples face a new chapter of their own that begins in the book of Acts.

Formations 05.31.2020: Pentecost

by Darrell Pursiful

Everybody knows about Christmas. Even people with only a passing familiarity with Christianity embrace the Christian ideals of generosity, joy, and goodwill to others when December 25 comes around.

Connections 05.31.2020: Unity

by Kelley Land

If you’re on social media, what does your feed look like right now? Do all of your friends and followers post similar sentiments about politics, the pandemic, and matters of faith?

A View from the Pew: Worshiping During Baptism

by Lance Wallace

Baptism is a powerful symbol in my faith tradition, and I cherish it with greater intensity as I age. Whether it’s the strength of my memories or the decreasing frequency with which baptisms occur, baptism is an important time of worship for me.

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