Losing the national newspaper like ‘the death of a family member or friend,’ says one longtime reader and alum.
A psychologist friend recently told me about a client he described as “a believer after God’s own heart.” Cliff had a singular motivation to please God and serve Him. He worked at his job to serve the Lord first and earn a living second.&nb…View full post
Another National Disaster in which many lives were lost and thousands of people are suffering. Why God Why? Why God Why? I am sure many of us have asked these questions when a major disaster like this occurs. Each of us try to formulate our own answers to these questions based on our personal perception of …View full post
This passage opens with the question, “Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice?”I get it that this is a rhetorical question; yet, I find myself pondering it as if I need to gather evidence for a yes answer. Is wisdom calling? O…View full post
i am convinced that the stories we tell – the ones we read on our kindle fires and the ones we pay a monthly fee to watch on all our devices – are rarely merely for our entertainment. of course there is entertainment value in most stories, but th…View full post
Allan R. Bevere: Human Beings on Earth, Living on the Head of a Pin: A Lectionary Reflection on Psalm 8
Ever since I was a boy, I have been fascinated by the universe. I would gaze up at the stars at night and wonder what it might be like to walk on the moon. I was seven years old when the crew of Apollo 11 made their historic voyage. How I wi…View full post
O Lord, our Sovereign,
Doesn’t Wisdom cry out and Understanding shout? 2 Atop the heights along the path, at the crossroads she takes her stand. 3 By the gate before the city, at the entrances she shouts: 4 I cry out to you, people; my voice goes out to all of humanity.
Prayer for Today: Lord, your wisdom continues to speak to us as we move through our daily life. As we make decisions, keep us mindful. Keep us attentive. Amen.
I understand that gay marriage is controversial. I absolutely get that not everyone will agree that having gay marriage enshrined in British law is a Good Thing. Many conservatives don’t accept that parliament is entitled to pass such a law. Principled disagreement has to be quite proper, and questioning whether ‘marriage’ is a proper term [...]View full post
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May 21 2013
A couple’s shared love of hockey spawned a ministry that helps kids develop in every aspect of their lives.
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May 20 2013
The United Methodist Reporter: Sevierville spirit – Husband-wife team leads fast-growing Hispanic congregation
By Annette Spence, Special Contributor… SEVIERVILLE, Tenn.—Three years ago, Susana Lopez was a translator in a furniture factory. Wilmer Lopez made a living out of laying tile and carpet. Today, the couple is co-pastoring what might be the largest Hispanic congregation in East Tennessee, and one of the fastest-growing Hispanic churches in the United Methodist [...]
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May 20 2013
By Thomas Ogletree, Special Contributor… As a lifelong United Methodist, an ordained elder in the New York Conference, and a scholar specializing in theological and social ethics, I am profoundly [...]
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May 20 2013
The United Methodist Reporter: Lambrecht: Don’t ignore Scripture in weighing UM position on homosexuality
By Thomas A. Lambrecht, Special Contributor… I appreciate the opportunity to engage the views of the Rev. Thomas Ogletree, who currently stands charged with performing a same-sex marriage in conscious [...]
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May 20 2013
United Methodist Church and Methodist Church of Mexico reach out to those trapped between nations, hiding and becoming prey to many.
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