In a heated political season, a seminary professor was eager to use a verse from James as an indictment of others. But what if he was the intended audience all along?
Some may shake their heads in disapproval or approval of the election results, but the bottom line is that there’s work to do, says the dean of Duke Chapel in this sermon.
Underneath and behind and inside everything is a deeper wisdom and reality, the heartbeat that keeps the whole world alive: We belong to God; we belong to each other. Let it pulse through you. Let it bring you back to life, says a Minnesota pastor in this sermon.
At her inauguration as president of Columbia Theological Seminary, Van Dyk said the admonition to welcome one another in Romans 15 must spur us on to deeper faithfulness to the costly and difficult work of welcome.
When faced with desperate situations -- like some people in Haiti, who literally eat dirt because there is nothing else -- remember that God promises deliverance from exile and renewal in the transformation of the new creation in Christ.
The day of your baptism is the loveliest day of your life, a Durham pastor says. It is the day you get a new family called church.
Work is inherently meaningful, part of what it means to be made in the image of God, says a UMC pastor. So go forth to do the work that God has given you.
The original marathon was a life-and-death run to share good news -- an apt metaphor for life in Christ, says the director of the Thriving Rural Communities initiative at Duke Divinity School.