Reflecting on the Gospel resurrection accounts, Peter Marty maintains that freedom from fear is the most powerful effect of Easter.
Nicodemus in the Shadows
Peter Wallace's reflection on Jesus’ ministry and death, based on texts from the gospel of John, is written from the perspective of Nicodemus who questions what it would be worth risking to stand with Jesus.
A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary.
Lament: Ash Wednesday
This reflection gets to the heart of Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent by exploring Joel 2 and our need to pray, to fast, to mourn, and to read God’s Word.
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday
Taylor Burton-Edwards offers an Ash Wednesday service with video, prayer, and music, scripture, receiving of ashes, and communion.
Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation
This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship.
This Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service is patterned after tenebrae, a service of shadows or darkness. The theme is the disciple Peter's reflections on his "unimaginable words" denying Christ and his beginning to heal afterwards.
Sadie, the Prayer Dog
Commenting on Luke 13:1-9, Alyce McKenzie encourages us to heed the parable’s urgent call to repentance - and not miss out on joy!
Advent in the Marketplace
Cameron Lee talks about the shopping culture during the Advent season. "If we celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but not Advent, what does that say about us?" He encourages us to seek the coming of...
Good Friday: What Abides
Good Friday is the subject of this blessing poem and piece of artwork.
Reading Julian on Good Friday
Drawing from the writings of Julian of Norwich, this Good Friday article by Jason Lief presents the sufferings of Christ on the cross as a symbol of finding new life in foolishness rather than honor.
Resurrection Apprehension: Lots of Ideas to Calm Those Easter Sermon Fears
Preaching on Easter every year can bring up apprehension, but Louis E. Lotz helps by giving possible sermon topics and thoughts.
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Fighting for the Pure Gospel
An article by Edward J. Robinson about black leaders and members in the Stone-Campbell Movement who toiled to plant their own churches, establish their own schools, write and edit their own journals.
“New Woman” Same Gospel
In this article, Loretta Hunnicutt reports on the life and legacy of Silena Moore Holman, who belonged to the conservative Churches of Christ and debated church leaders for female participation in the late 1800s.
This album from the Baylor Black Gospel Music Restoration Project was recorded by Little Richard in 1961, with the songs "Joy, Joy, Joy," "The Captain Calls for You," "Do Lord, Remember Me," "My Desire," and more.
Mark Suslenko discusses the fundamental fact of the gospel that every person has been chosen in Christ to be in a loving, intimate relationship as a child of God (Ephesians 1:3-14).
The Life and Times of John Bascom
In this article, William Kostlevy traces the influence of John Bascom and his development of the Social Gospel, a merging of Christian values into social and economic institutions.
Gospel Beginnings: Mark
This audio commentary on Mark 1:1-15 considers the urgency with which Mark approaches his gospel, not wasting words. He begins with the message of John the Baptist that repentance is necessary.
Gospel Singing, Hand Clapping, Foot Stomping, Tambourine Shaking
Gospel Singing, Hand Clapping, Foot Stomping, Tambourine Shaking by Bessie Griffin and The Gospel Pearls, from the Baylor Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, was recorded sometime between 1950-1975.
Cornelius Plantinga contrasts the common perception of glory as making a splash with the gospel vision of glory as self-giving love that enables others to flourish.