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The 3-Color Christian: Exploring Lent in Technicolor

guest post by Rev. Beth Galbreath What’s on your calendar for Lent this year? Perhaps you’ve read books on spirituality that promote specific practices: Lectio divina. Centering prayer (meditation). Perhaps you’ve taken one of the great classes offered by BeADisciple on meditation through photography. Or yoga. Perhaps you’ve really connected with some of these practices,…

Five Reasons to Worship with Youth

Is worship a regular part of your weekly youth gathering? Most youth pastors would probably answer with a resounding “no” to this question. I would say this is especially true of many youth ministries within my own denomination, as United Methodists youth groups tend to be small on average. Unfortunately, the idea that we’re small,…

A Season for the Reason

Isaiah 64:1-9 (NIV) 1 Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you! 2 As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil, come down to make your name known to your enemies and cause the nations to quake before you! 3 For when you…

Beginning at the End

Mark 13:24-37 (NIV) “But in those days, following that distress, “‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’ “At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.…

An Aggregation of Advent Resources

‘Tis the season…to start looking for seasonal resources. Many of us search for ways to walk more deeply in the Story of God, especially when our exterior worlds are illuminated by Christmas catalogs, sparkling lights, and Elves on Shelves beginning in October. If your family, like mine, tries to embrace Advent’s waiting and anticipation as…

Turkey and the Kingdom Economy

Thanksgiving is the language of heaven, and we had better start to learn it if we are not to be mere dumb aliens there. ~ A. J. Gossip, Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Glasgow     When I first met my husband, we were in seminary, which made for…