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Nikos | Evangelism Gone Wrong

In all my years of pastoral ministry, the topic of evangelism and how we are to go about sharing our faith seems to be the most problematic issue for congregations.We'll put an offering in the plate. We'll attend worship. We will even wear a t-shirt … [Read More...]

Beguine Again | Listen to these words!

I am struck this week by what seems to be endless tragedy. Three mass shootings this month. The deaths of Sandra Bland and Samuel DuBose. The killing of Cecil the lion. And others. Unnamed. Unheard. But mourned nevertheless. And yet, I hold out hope. … [Read More...]

Seedbed | Wallpaper Download: August 2015

“You must be holy, for I the LORD am holy.” Leviticus 20:26 Download the free August 2015 wallpaper and use it as your smartphone background or desktop calendar. 1280×800 ; 1440×900 ; 1680×1050 ; 1920×1080 ; 2560×1440 ; mobile version (may … [Read More...]

UMR | New United Methodist hymnal endorsed

Photo by Scott Adams via Flickr NASHVILLE, TN —The United Methodist Publishing House and Discipleship Ministries (the General Board of Discipleship) announce that their respective boards have endorsed legislation to be submitted to the 2016 General … [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...]


Challenges? We laugh in the face of challenges!

It's been a long day and like any first day of an event the size of Youth 2015, it's come with a few challenges along the way. And yet, as is often true in youth ministry as well, adaptability was the star of the day as people patiently waited to … [Read More...]

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