A theory of jerks
Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc.
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.
Unity Through Conflict
Heidi De Jonge looks at the unity of Galatians 2:1-14 after Peter and Paul address their different emphases in ministry. Unity means we participate in each other's lives, God participates in ours, and we in his.
Unity Once Again
Unity is not something that happens once and is complete. It grows and is worked on, is a focus of the church. That's what Paul is telling us in Ephesians 4:11-13.
Unity in Diversity
This devotional on Psalm 133 reflects on how unity in a fallen world is fleeting. Even so, God restores our broken relationships as a gift to us.
Unity in the Church
Even in the early churches, the pursuit of unity was not easy, says Thomas Lane Butts. But Lent is a good time for Christians to reconsider their responsibility for unity in the community of faith.
The Unity of the Church
James McCord preaches from John 17, Jesus' high priestly prayer, in which Jesus has three concerns: that the disciples would be kept from the world, kept in unity, and would be witnesses of God's reconciling mission....
Millennials Pursue Unity: Expanding Our Horizons
Unity may seem to come easily if we insulate ourselves from people who do not share our perspective. This article challenges us to seek opportunities to grow as we encounter people from diverse backgrounds.
The Theological Foundation of Christian Unity
A devotional reflection by Mark D. Roberts on Ephesians 4:4-5. Roberts illuminates how the grammer of the verses emphasizes that God's unity creates the unity that is, or should be, seen in the church.
Unity of the Spirit, Unity of Faith: Larry Hurtado on Ephesians 4
This article explores two different types of unity: the unity of the Spirit and the unity of faith in Ephesians 4 and argues that we should not be surprised or dismayed by our differences.
Unity Under Lord Jesus Christ
Reflecting on divisions in the Church, Scott Hoezee's commentary on Romans 14:1-12 discusses Paul's argument that Christians should seek unity under the Lordship of Jesus.
An excerpt from a book by Jaime Clark-Soles that applies Jesus's Farewell Discourse in John 17 to current church unity problems. The discourse communicates he call to unity and illustrates the work of unity.
Full Text Hymns on Unity
In Unity We Lift Our Song©
Blest Be the Tie That BindsPD
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In this article, John Yambasu reminds us that reasons for division were prevalent throughout church history. The good news is that God has a plan and purpose for his church, and we should strive for unity....
Millennials Pursue Unity: The Commitment Problem
Unity seems simple when we find high levels of agreement. But what happens when disagreement and conflict ruin harmony? The gospel will not only bring agreement, it will transform the brokenness of social realities.
Unity and Integrity
Is church unity even possible? In this sermon on John 17: 20-21, Todd Donatelli observes that we must live in such a unity of relationship that we are not able to separate ourselves from each other....
Unity Christian High School Art Students
A reflection on worship prior to Good Friday at Unity Christian High School, Hudsonville, Michigan. The author shares about what made this particular chapel so special.
Unity and Difference
Romans 15:4-13 makes clear that "Unity according to Christ also means that differences are not erased." It just means that "the essential and defining character of" identity is now Christ. We are unified in plurality.
Unity in Christ
This commentary on Galatians 3:1-9, 23-29 focuses on unity in Christ, suggesting it is a beautiful gift of God, one of God’s promises that endures from Abraham to today and into the age to come.
Changes and Challenges
Introducing the council of Nicaea and how the unity of the church took on political significance after the legalization of Christianity, David talks about the changes that happened at Christian History & Biography.
Millennials Pursue Unity: The Full Range of Possibility
Segregation is a great human evil. In this article, we are challenged to view obstacles to unity as more than mere inconveniences. Instead of remaining separate, we are challenged to seek unity across barriers.