All Quiet on the Sunday School Front

One of the Saturday night fears of Sunday morning small group leaders is having to face a crowd of learners resistant to joining discussion on the day’s lesson. Few teaching challenges are more daunting than finding fresh ways to draw in a reticent class.

In Search of Self

Youth are particularly image-conscious. Developmentally they are at the stage where they are trying on selves to see what fits—to see what feels right.

Uniform 07.12.2015: No Tolerance for Corrupt Leaders and Prophets

In a 1963 episode of The Andy Griffith Show entitled “Opie and the Spoiled Kid,” Opie’s friend Arnold kept getting into trouble. Andy finally confiscated the boy’s bicycle due to violations of Mayberry’s no riding bikes on the sidewalk ordinance.

Passing the Scroll

Some folks who teach young people wonder if their efforts are worthwhile. It can be difficult to stay focused on a scriptural text when teenagers are preoccupied with the latest gossip regarding what happened over the weekend, who likes who, and so on.

Cultivating an Easter Vision – David L. Odom

Master woodworker Richard Heitzenrater carved away the decay in a log of black locust wood to create a cross he called “Redemption.” Heitzenrater, William Kellon Quick Professor of Church History and Wesley Studies at Duke Divinity School, believes that in human life as well as in nature, God brings life out of death, joy out of pain.