Attuning Ourselves to the Life of Jesus

Reflections on the Liturgical Year by Joan Chittister As I mentioned in the previous article, I have recently been reading a book that has proven impactful in my understanding of the Christian calendar. It’s written by Joan Chittister and entitled, The Liturgical Year: The Spiraling Adventure of the Spiritual Life.  As we near Ash Wednesday, I... Continue Reading →

Living Stones

By Ken Mitchell The tour guide introduced herself at the entrance to Linville Caverns and immediately warned us not to touch any of the stones inside. She explained that these were living stones and that the acid from the human touch would cause them to stop growing. It was Saturday afternoon and Janet and I... Continue Reading →

Priests Before God

Dr. Clark Armstrong Martin Luther felt strongly about the priesthood of all believers as it related to the Christian home. He believed that the parents – and particularly the father of each home – was the “priest” of that home. Luther is the one who started the idea of the father or the parents leading... Continue Reading →

The Priesthood of All Believers

By Dr. Clark Armstrong Many people do not realize that the concept of the “priesthood of all believers” was also one of the main tenets of the Reformation from its very start. And many pastors or teachers have overlooked or downplayed that truth. At its beginning, however, the Reformation’s main points were sola scriptura (scripture... Continue Reading →

Luther and Nazarenes

Today (October 13, 2017) we celebrate the 109th Anniversary of the founding of the Church of the Nazarene.  Happy Birthday, Nazarenes! Throughout this month we are also celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, so we thought, “Why not combine the two celebrations today in one post?” Rev. Klaus Arnold is a German Nazarene... Continue Reading →

The Worst Brand Ever

By Rev. Brady Wisehart Dying to live I was greeted this morning as I sifted through my inbox with an email titled “We can HELP your Church’s brand” sent from a church branding company. I had not solicited help form this company and I was about to move the email to the trash folder when... Continue Reading →

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