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The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon Article

March 29, 2010

Bishop Will Willimon: Easter Preaching

The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon (UMC)

Bishop Will Willimon writes, "One of the things that occurs in the weekly preaching of the gospel is to lay the gospel story over our stories and reread our lives in the light of what is real now that crucified Jesus has been raised from the dead."
The Rev. Dr. Jamie Jenkins Article

March 29, 2010

Dr. Jamie Jenkins: Remembering Humility

The Rev. Dr. Jamie Jenkins (UMC)

During Holy Week, Dr. Jamie Jenkins reminds us: "Without Jesus' humble obedience there would not have been an empty tomb and a resurrection. As we prepare for Easter, let us think of ourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself."
The Rev. Anne Sutherland Howard Article

March 26, 2010

The Rev. Anne Sutherland Howard: The Chutzpah of Mary Magdalene

The Rev. Anne Sutherland Howard (TEC)

Beatitudes Society executive director the Rev. Anne Sutherland Howard encourages churches to follow the example of Mary Magdalen this Easter--and show a little chutzpah when it comes to proclaiming social justice.
The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts Article

March 25, 2010

Dr. Thomas Lane Butts: The Longest Week

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts (UMC)

As we approach Palm Sunday, Dr. Thomas Lane Butts reflects on the week that follows, Holy Week, and Christ's ultimate "tetelestai!"
The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon Article

March 23, 2010

Bishop Will Willimon: Thinking Resurrection

The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon (UMC)

Bishop Will Willimon explores a "curious passage" in which the Apostle Paul links the resurrection with preaching and preaching with resurrection.
The Rev. Dr. Jamie Jenkins Article

March 22, 2010

Dr. Jamie Jenkins: What Churches Can Learn from Good Customer Service

The Rev. Dr. Jamie Jenkins (UMC)

After a few good customer service experiences, Dr. Jamie Jenkins wonders what churches can learn about making visitors feel more welcome.
The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn Article

March 19, 2010

Dr. Trace Haythorn: Compelling Questions

The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn, president of The Fund for Theological Education, shares an encounter with a man at his front door telling a compelling story that raised some interesting questions.
The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts Article

March 18, 2010

Dr. Thomas Lane Butts: On Human Hesitations

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts (UMC)

Dr. Thomas Lane Butts encourages us not to hold back. "We tend to overlook the possible value of failure. Unless it is constantly repeated, we learn more from our failures than we do from our successes. "
The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon Article

March 16, 2010

Bishop Will Willimon: Foolish Preaching

The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon (UMC)

Bishop Will Willimon continues his exploration of "cruciform preaching," using "what is foolish in the world to confound the wise."
The Rev. Dr. Jamie Jenkins Article

March 15, 2010

Dr. Jamie Jenkins: Holy Ground

The Rev. Dr. Jamie Jenkins (UMC)

Dr. Jamie Jenkins writes, "It is the presence of God that makes any place 'holy.' The psalmist said there is no place where God is not present."