The Rev. Laurie Haller encourages the 2016 General Conference to move beyond the mud-slinging of a survival dance to embracing the messiness of a sacred dance.
Ongoing signs of racial challenges in such disparate events as the Oscars, the Flint, Mich., water crisis, and the 2016 General Conference prompt the Rev. Laurie Haller to plead for a new, stronger witness to love and equality.
The generosity of a Powerball winner prompts the Rev. Laurie Haller to ponder how often we might see Jesus in the people and events around us.
In the aftermath of violence and fear about the future, the Rev. Laurie Haller finds inspiration and hope in the work of 20th century theologian and poet Howard Thurman.
The Rev. Laurie Haller believes that The United Methodist Church is poised to make an enormous difference in the world — if it embraces the diverse roots that have allowed Christianity to take root and grow.
Churches are often afraid of what might happen if they find their “sweet spot,” but the Rev. Laurie Haller contends that’s precisely what creates vital congregations and people, too.
A chance encounter with a super-friendly server in a local deli gives the Rev. Laurie Haller some insights in what makes a congregation genuinely welcoming to visitors.
The killing of a transgender woman known to her church prompts the Rev. Laurie Haller to demand justice for the small community of transgender people.
Visiting the 2015 session of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference, the Rev. Laurie Haller finds a link between the historic questions asked of ordinands and the church’s call to ministry today.