News and Views

February 2018

Adam Hamilton will discuss new book at National Cathedral

February 28, 2018

The words “fear not,” or “don’t be afraid,” appear more than 140 times in the Bible. Fear is a part of the human condition – perhaps more today than ever. But the Rev. Adam Hamilton believes fear should never...

Let’s be open to Christ changing our minds, Bishop Ough tells fellow bishops

February 26, 2018

Council of Bishops President Bishop Bruce Ough has urged his fellow bishops to be open to Christ changing their minds as they counter disagreements and to be prepared to lead The United Methodist Church into unchartered territories.

Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, where should the black church go from here?

February 26, 2018

On the one hand, the black church appears to be lagging behind movements like #BlackLivesMatter as either late adopters or reluctant risk takers who opt out completely. That reluctance seems to be grounded in the notion that the church cannot...

Prayers for former BWC member, now missing in Atlanta

February 23, 2018

Together as one in the Body of Christ, please join us in praying with Terrell and Tia Cunningham and family, long-time members of The Journey of Faith in Waldorf, MD, for their missing son, Timothy.

Bishops to receive, discuss updated report from Commission on a Way Forward

February 23, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC - With attention on the missional and theological foundations of The United Methodist Church, the Council of Bishops (COB) is preparing to receive an updated report from the Commission on a Way Forward on possible models regarding...

The word is... exercise

February 13, 2018

Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column. EXERCISE By Rev...