Sep 23 2014

UM & Global: Trip promotes global awareness by UMC leaders

A group of United Methodist denominational leaders recently made a trip to the East Congo Episcopal Area.  The trip, organized by the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) and the Mission Engagement leadership team of the Council of Bishops, t…

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Sep 23 2014

General Board of Global Ministries: Agriculture Training in DR Congo

One mother learns new ways to feed her family, and then passes on the gift.

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Sep 23 2014

Incarnatio: Scripture & Culture in Wesleyan Perspective: New Podcast: Life Worth Living @StMarkMobile #UMC

The apostle Paul said a lot of remarkable (and often surprising!) things. One thing that I find particularly remarkable is the fact that even in the midst of great suffering he was still able to find joy. This shows up with clarity early in his letter …

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Sep 23 2014

RMNBlog: The freedom of responding "bisexual"

By Rev. Lois Parr I was married to a man and our oldest son had been born when someone asked me, “how do you identify?” It seems to me the first time someone had asked me specifically, and it gave me a kind of freedom to respond, “bisexual,” to her, to claim and name the truth of what she experienced in me. She, too, identified as bisexual, and when she mirrored me to myself, it helped me to know and unlock that spoken honesty. There was nothing surprising in it, for her or for me: it was the significance of…

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Sep 23 2014

Crossfusion: Ten (or more) Lessons from Ferguson

Original post at http://pastorjohnpartridge.blogspot.com/2014/09/10-lessons-from-ferguson.html     Recently I read an article by Jeremy Smith, in United Methodist Insight, in which he wondered why more  clergy did not speak out on the events of Ferguson, Missouri.  In the article, Smith insists that when we don’t speak out about injustice, we make it seem that we aren’t responsible …

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Sep 23 2014

Mitchell Lewis: And for All Who

I’ve adopted a practice commended to me a few years ago by my Gary Whetstone, my district superintendent. When I pray for myself or for others, I often add the phrase “and for all who …” to my prayer, enlarging the circle of my concern to all who are similarly situated. Whetstone learned the practice […]

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