While damages from Hurricane Michael are only beginning to be assessed, United Methodist Committee on Relief partners are already on the ground in the Florida Panhandle to help.
Just as many celebrate Mother’s Day with sensitivity, a similar approach might be warranted as we celebrate the UMC’s first 50 years in light of this week’s developments, writes Patrick Scriven.
The terrible news of attacks in Syria prompt Pacific Northwest Conference communicator Patrick Scriven to examine the United Methodist Church’s stances on war and peace.
As more conferences meet the challenge to invest fully in our national and international United Methodist witness, what accounts for the regional differences that remain? asks Patrick Scriven of Pacific Northwest Conference.
Wrestling with “pessimistic aparthy” about next week’s Judicial Council meeting, Patrick Scriven of the Pacific Northwest Conference turns to music for both insight and solace.
Jesus had a lot to say about the kind of human attitudes that have pervaded the U.S. presidential election, and it’s past time we listened to him, writes Patrick Scriven.
Understanding that our human constructs have limits is essential to recognizing the problems The United Methodist Church faces today, writes Patrick Scriven, who offers some questions to help resolve our confusions.
People with spiritual maturity are needed to save the 2016 General Conference, writes Patrick Scriven of the Pacific-Northwest Annual Conference.
Language and music count far less than a sense of authenticity when it comes to choosing a style of worship, writes Patrick Scriven.