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UMR | Responding to Bishop Warner Brown

First of all, I would like to begin by saying that I am not a bishop, a congressman, a scholar or anything of that nature.  I am a concerned Christian and a citizen of the United States who is troubled by the recent Supreme Court ruling this … [Read More...]

UMR | Gerald Lord retires from GBHEM

Rev. Dr. Gerald Lordphoto courtesy of GBHEM The Rev. Dr. Gerald D. Lord will retire as associate general secretary in the Division of Higher Education of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry effective July 1, 2015. At GBHEM, Lord … [Read More...]

Simply Sherri | Prayer Shawls

I love to crochet.  I don't do it as much as I'd like because well, yarn can be very expensive but I love it!  I've been enjoying crocheting for others and am finding God in the midst of it all.  I have a dear friend undergoing cancer treatments … [Read More...]

John Meunier | Obama and the church

I’ve been reflecting upon the nature of the African-American church as reflected in President Obama’s eulogy for the Rev. Clem Pinckney. I’ve had the privilege at seminary of having classes with pastors from black churches. Their … [Read More...]

everyday theology | God and Country

This is the 5th sermon in our Pop Culture Series. I believe I should start today by saying that it’s easy to get this wrong. Preachers, and Christians, and people of all faiths have, for all time, often misrepresented either their faith or … [Read More...]


Images and Stories of Hope

The US has been through some changes in the past couple of weeks. First we saw the Charleston church shootings on the evening of Wednesday, June 17, 2015, which turned the country upside down by focusing attention on racism and gun control from the … [Read More...]


Youth 2015 challenged to GO ON . . . with mercy

I don't know about anyone else here at Youth 2015, but I know I'm dragging a bit. There has been a lot going on, and the simple act of walking through this immense hotel and convention center can be draining (according to Google Fit, I've been … [Read More...]


An Interview With Bishop Gary Mueller

During last night's worship, the communion service was led by two of our United Methodist bishops, Bishop Peggy Johnson of the Philadelphia Episcopal Area, and Bishop Gary Mueller of the Arkansas Episcopal Area. Bishop Mueller sat down with us for a … [Read More...]


A Pre-Worship Update….

Wow! Day 2 at Youth 2015 has been action packed, and I confess that I've gotten behind in updating. After leading a workshop on the Internet and discipleship, I then watched Anna lead over 200 girls in her workshop, #Likeagirl, which looked at self … [Read More...]


Anna’s Take on Day 1

Hey guys, this is Anna. My dad has been doing most of the writing so far, but I'm here too and want to share my experience. Youth 2015 has been really great so far. Tonight's opening service and it was amazing. My own youth group unfortunately … [Read More...]

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