Leadership

Preaching Through the Lens

What do photography and preaching have in common? Emily Anderson argues that there are many similarities between the two disciplines. In this article, she uses the task of photography to remind us what preaching is all about.

Preaching Through the Lens

Living as if the Gospel is True

How can the church reimagine youth ministry without defaulting to “youth group”? Michael Mather shares the story of his church’s intergenerational meals of blessing and celebration.

Living as if the Gospel is True

The Genesis of the Black Church Food Security Network

In the chaotic days following the murder of Freddie Gray in 2015, Reverend Heber Brown tells how the churches in Baltimore, MD, stepped up for their communities and established a network of food security for their African American neighbors facing food apartheid.

The Genesis of the Black Church Food Security Network

Who do Young Adults Say Jesus is?

In this sermon, Charlene Han Powell, explores what it means for us to answer the question, “Who do you say that I am?” as Christians today.  What do our answers to this question mean for us, for our young adults, and for the Church?

Who do Young Adults Say Jesus is?

Visually Speaking

Pastors are tasked with proclaiming the gospel so that it is heard and lived. Is it possible to be heard in a culture full of digital noise? A successful preacher today is literate visually as well as in the written and spoken word.

Visually Speaking

Missional Spirituality

Is Christianity a lived reality for our congregations?  This interview, Keas Keasler, explores the adventure Christianity has been in his life, and the hope he finds in churches raising up Christ followers to be both spiritual and missional.

Missional Spirituality

Soul Auction, Temple Truth

Hear Michael Brothers give voice to the often overlooked moneychangers and see how “temple truth is messy” in John’s story of Jesus cleansing the temple.

Soul Auction, Temple Truth

Tradition Innovation

Mission work doesn't always end up looking the way tradition might initiate. Innovation and failure are part of the journey.

Tradition Innovation

Stumbling Towards an Alternative Imagination

Economic and social justice demands an alternative imagination, one that sees the world through the eyes of faith.

Stumbling Towards an Alternative Imagination