What was the star of Bethlehem?
Some astronomers have speculated it was a planetary conjunction, a nova or some other celestial body. Nick Strobel has his own ideas.
Book presents Charles Wesley letters
Happy 306th birthday to John’s brother, credited for writing 6,000 hymns. Scholars took 10 years to create collection of his correspondences.
What a teenager taught me about Advent
“I could feel his shoulders shaking as he cried.” Sarah Thebarge reminds us Immanuel means “God with us,” and we can be Jesus to others.
Reclaim Christmas: 10 ways to simplify
If the holiday season leaves you feeling a little stressed, check out great ways to put the emphasis on presence, not presents.
Chuck Knows Church: Potluck
Potlucks are events where the attendees bring a dish to a meal. But why are they so popular in churches? Chuck explains — and takes the cake.
Share a photo a day for Advent
Enter this season of Advent with intention and awareness by sharing with the community how you perceive each word or phrase for the day.
2013 Advent home worship resources
Find ways to celebrate the season at home including a special service for families, prayer chain, Advent wreath and more.
Finding the true meaning of Christmas
Have the holidays become too complicated? Try these ideas for slowing down, simplifying and focusing on others instead of expectations.
Chuck asks for support for Philippines
In light of the devastation after Typhoon Haiyan, Chuck talks about how you can help UMCOR help the people of the Philippines.
Church explores online Communion
Why mark Reformation Day on Oct. 31?
Martin Luther’s theses sparked the Protestant Reformation in 1517. Find out how its themes are echoed in The United Methodist Church.
Chuck Knows Church: Halloween Short Film
Chuck's first short film! Perfect for Halloween week, the film illustrates the nature of God. Perfect for Halloween or Thanksgiving week.
What St. Francis can teach United Methodists
The reformer influenced Christian ministry with the poor, preaching, peace and, of course, pets.
Ancient Prayer Practices Webinar, Oct. 22
Labyrinths, Protestant prayer beads and contemplative prayer ‘allow people to hear God.’ Read more and sign up for free webinar.
Chuck Knows Church: Bishops
In the church, bishops are administrative and spiritual leaders. But how much do you know about the office of bishop? Chuck gives the basics.
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