The Call is Urgent
A commentary on Joel 2:1-2, 12-17. The text calls us "to confess our sins, to remind ourselves of our mortality and frailty, and to hear the call to repentance or turning around from our sinful ways."
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.
Rethinking the 'Lenten Journey' Part 2 of 2
In this second of two essays, Rolf Jacobson uses a personal irritation for the metaphor “Lent is a journey" to reflect on how Christian leaders can help congregations experience Lent as a richer, more meaningful season.
Good Friday: What Abides
Good Friday is the subject of this blessing poem and piece of artwork.
The Power of Persistence, Part 2
Alyce McKenzie’s commentary on Luke 18:9-14 focuses on the tax collector’s prayer, elucidating the difference between the genuine humility through which God can work and the self-deprecation that keeps us from trusting God to work.
Reflecting on the Gospel resurrection accounts, Peter Marty maintains that freedom from fear is the most powerful effect of Easter.
The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, art for Ash Wednesday
Based on the painting, "The Fight Between Carnival and Lent" by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, this blog reflects on different aspects of the painting that point us to the beginning of Lent and Ash Wednesday, when...
I Gave Up Gossip for Lent
Dena Dyer shares her experience of giving up gossiping for lent, what it taught her about spiritual disciplines, and how it prepared her to be wowed by the resurrection story again.
Women’s Day is an invitation to reconsider our perspective on the role of women in Scripture. Delesslyn Audra Kennebrew comments on Genesis 2 and points out how God created man and the woman as partners.
Christian History Timeline: Women of the Reformation
A timeline by date of women involved in the Protestant Reformation.
Using common materials to communicate the themes of Lent
During the season of lent a church decided to use common materials to deepen their experience of lent, such as dirt and twigs
Women's Day: Commentary on Proverbs 14:1
For Women's Day, Nikita McCalister presents this commentary on Proverbs 14:1 which focuses on wisdom, significance of womanhood, and a woman's responsibility to build. She provides background information, biblical commentary, and other sermon suggestions.
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Women in New Worlds
In this article, Arthur Landwehr uses Genesis 50:20 to reflect on how women enrich those they influence in love and compassion.
Women's Roles in the Letters to Timothy and Titus
Mona Tokarek Lafosse discusses the complexities of women's roles addressed in the Letters to Timothy and Titus, especially in reference to the early church's concern about reputation.
Women in Christian Tradition
Arthur Landwehr's sermon notes on (Acts 17:1-18) consider biblical perspectives on womanhood in light of the freedom of God's grace. "The more a woman becomes God-like, the freer she is to take leadership."
A sermon starter and commentary on 2 Chronicles 9:1-9 for celebrating Women's Day and the wise leadership and contributions of women in the church and society.
Women's Roles in the Letters to Timothy and Titus - Study Guide
Study guide about women in the Bible. How do prescriptions about the behavior of women in the letters to Timothy and Titus bear on the present? Liturgical elements and study questions included.
The African American Lectionary celebrates Women’s Day during the month of March. This article offers a variety of worship resources from a litany based on Proverbs 14:1 to a rich selection of worship music.
Women, Mothers, and Saints
In this sermon on 1 Peter 2:2-10, Arthur Landwehr waxes poetic about the female experience. Women are to be honored, he says, as bearers of wisdom, as bringers of the future, and as saints of God.
Woman at the Well
The story of the woman at the well in John 4 contains profound content about worship, evangelism, and overcoming racial barriers. Here’s a telling of the story. Included also are several images of a Indian cloth.