News and Views

August 2018

Bishop Easterling's statement on Jacksonville shooting

August 27, 2018

Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. When I learned of the shooting at the Gaming Convention in Jacksonville, Fla., yesterday, I felt grief and profound sadness. But, if I’m honest, I also became...

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… And alleluia is our song

August 23, 2018

“So why do the church thing?” It’s an interesting question and Ben Trawick, the online campus pastor for FaithPoint UMC in Urbana, offers interesting answers. Among them: “We are an Easter people and alleluia is our...

New understandings of space call for new cosmic stories

August 22, 2018

Given our knowledge of the expanding universe that is 13.7 billion years old, and our place somewhere in the mid-range of the “milky way” galaxy, what does this mean for our theology?

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United Methodists Unite to Love

August 14, 2018

One tweet summed it up. “Today, I saw more United Methodists than white supremacists.”

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Ministers with disabilities meet in Washington

August 13, 2018

  By Rev. Leo Yates, Jr., Consultant for Global Ministries’ Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ministries The United Methodist Association of Ministers with Disabilities (UMAMD), a national caucus that is recognized by The United Methodist...

Opening Remarks from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling at the United to Love Rally

August 12, 2018

Good afternoon beloved. My name is Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling and I serve the Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church. I am here with my husband, the Rev. Marion Easterling, Jr., the Executive Leadership Team...

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