New England Delegation: UMC’s Identity & Unity Must Be Spiritual, Not Structural

New England Delegation: UMC’s Identity & Unity Must Be Spiritual, Not Structural

– From the United Methodist Reporter – And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins. (Mark 2:22 The NIV) Preface In...

A Prayer for General Conference

I am privileged to attend a Sunday school class full of insightful people who ask great questions and challenge me to think about ideas in new ways. We study the lectionary, and this week, the leader invited us to read three different versions of Psalm 23 and then...
A Devotion

A Devotion

“You desire truth in the inward being, therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart” (Psalm 51:6) Many of you know that I sit in the front pew at church and sometimes put my arm around the woman I love. I didn’t ask God to send this love into my life, and sometimes I...

Prayer of Hope

from CAFOD, the official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales How can we hope in life and future when facts and forecasts point to death? We hope because of the courage and strength of countless women, men and children with HIV who reject the death sentence...

Once More Into the Battle!

Dean Snyder, Senior Pastor at Foundry UMC in Washington, DC has been a supporter of reconciling ministries since before there was any organized reconciling effort. During his State of the Church sermon this year he included a statement of three personal goals, one of...