This article is provided by: Rev. Brynna Dixon, D.D.,M.S. / UNTCI Pennsylvania How do you hold together your trans identity and your life of faith? Nine trans Christians tell their stories. January 5, 2017 My granny once told my grandpa Read More …

“In the matter of changing religion, State favors are stronger than penalties.”

“In the matter of changing religion, State favors are stronger than penalties.” The Framers of America’s Founding Documents relied heavily upon the writings of the political philosopher, Baron de Montesquieu. Typical of Montesquieu’s brilliant insight, he once wrote that: “A Read More …

Why Weren’t You at Church on Sunday?

Although this artistic interpretation of Jesus looks a little much like Matthew McConaughey, something about it caught my eye: joyous informality. Beautiful, inviting, peaceful, refreshing, natural, engaged informality. When is the last time you heard teaching of a Jesus who is Read More …

2015 World Conference “Fearless” Was a Great Success!

  “Fearless” We gathered and fearless we now go! On behalf of the “Home Office” staff and everyone who worked so hard to put this year’s conference together, I say, “Praise God for you!” and “Thank you!” This year’s conference Read More …

10 Reasons Ministry Isn’t for Wimps

The blessings of ministry far outweigh the realities below; however, ministry is definitely not easy. Don’t waste your time and money going to seminary or college for pastoral training if you are not prepared for the negative aspects of ministry Read More …

Co-Pastoring & Marriage: 5 Things That Helped Us Survive It All

My pastor friends ask, “How can you work with another co-pastor?” My married friends ask, “How can work with your spouse?” To be honest, there was a time when my answer would have been, “I don’t know and I don’t Read More …

A Biblical Theology of the Heart

God is the one who created in us both the capacity to think and the strength to will and the sensitivity to feel. Was that a mistake? Does he interact with us only at the level of the understanding and Read More …

FREE eBook Download: So You Don’t Want to Go To Church Anymore

“Since they were no longer welcome at their church, they decided to start a new one together. The first gathering brought more than 80 people crammed into a small house. The atmosphere was electric. They decided to get organized, rent Read More …

Does a Woman Need a Spiritual “Covering”?

Submission and authority are big issues in the church today.  Closely tied into the issue of authority is the teaching that women need a spiritual “covering”.  Men, we are told, are to be the spiritual “covering” to provide protection and Read More …

“Hosanna! Hosanna!” the people proclaimed…

It’s Palm Sunday, the day we celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem as the prophesied Messiah. “Hosanna! Hosanna!” the people proclaimed as they received the One they believed would take up a physical throne in the land and cast out Read More …