News and Views


Peace of Mind: Mental Health in the Movies

September 2, 2016

“Peace of Mind” is a sermon series produced by the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C., that uses modern movies to explore theological themes around emotional and mental health.

Worthless Offerings: A sermon for this season

August 10, 2016

In a season when violence, political distrust and general uneasiness fill the headlines, the Rev. Thomas Brunkow, a retired Elder in the Baltimore-Washington Conference, shared these thoughts in a recent sermon. He notes the biblical truth that...

Clear, prophetic voices now needed

July 10, 2016

About this week, first, I believe we all need to be in prayer for the families of those police officers who lost their lives and were shot in Dallas last night.

End the Culture of Violence

July 10, 2016

Black and Brown Americans live with the existential terror they will be shot by a criminally motivated police officer. After the night of terror in Dallas, good police officers find themselves anxious about being targeted by disturbed snipers...

A prayer for justice and shalom

July 8, 2016

The recent news of the shootings in Baton Rouge of Alton Sterling and Minnesota of Philando Castile once again left me paralyzed and anxious with fear for my life and the lives of other African-American men.

What have we sown/sewn?

July 8, 2016

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.