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everyday theology | Got (Theological) Questions?

Preached Sunday morning August 2, 2015 at Euless First United Methodist Church, at the 11 am service One of you, last week, asked me if reading the Bible would make God answer prayers faster. I’d like to try to tackle that with you this morning on … [Read More...]

UM Disability | It Matters! — Diane Mettam

Last week we hosted our annual Vacation Bible School, and it was, as always, joyful.  Each year we choose a theme that allows us to use the same Biblical costuming and set up the same village square area in our fellowship hall.  The … [Read More...]

Laurie Haller | Just a Game?

Day One “Grammy, can you play baseball with me? I brought four baseballs and my bat from Florida, and you can pitch to me. Then we can play catch. Can we play every day while we are staying with you?” “Sure, Ezra! There is nothing I’d like better … [Read More...]

The Haynes Blog | It all started with a book

I still remember the excitement in the air on that bright day in 3rd grade. My parents pressed a few dollars in my hand as I hurried out the door to the bus stop. Now with bills tucked safely in my pocket I cantered across the yard jumping a small … [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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