Social media is helping us see that the Holy Spirit is much more unpredictable, subversive and playful than the church would usually like it to be, says the vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields in London in this sermon.
Pentecost says this: We are called to be the church Jesus dreams about -- one that is on fire, that speaks in other tongues, one that is a hurricane, says a pastor.
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.
After helping a woman step back from the brink of suicide, a pastor realizes that it was his own journey in grief that had prepared him to offer her the path to redemption.
All of us remember when the church was more important and influential, and those days are probably not coming back. And as the journey of Abraham and Isaac reminds us, that has consequences for how we live out our calling, says the pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Little Rock.
What kind of God would submit Abraham to the “test” of sacrificing his son, Isaac? There are just two possible answers, and both are difficult, the professor of Bible and practical theology says.
Believe -- really believe -- and you will see signs of the kingdom in the midst of suffering, loss of control, and even death. And you will be born anew from above, says UMC Bishop Kenneth Carder.
Moses’ crisis in the desert arose from an awareness that he did not have the means to meet basic needs, at least not without pain and sacrifice. His response offers some lessons for today’s challenges in higher education, says Bill Laramee.