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UMC: We need you again

September 21, 2016

Dear Church: Just in case no one has ever told you, allow me to be the one. We need you more than our egos, pride, and “church-hurt” inflected mindsets and experiences will allow us to admit. I’m sure that by this point...

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'To live to God:' Asbury in America

September 12, 2016

At the 160th meeting of the Baltimore-Washington Conference Historical Society, John Strawbridge provided an illuminating look into the mind and heart of Bishop Francis Asbury and his ministry that spanned 300,000 miles and brought forth a...

The word is… remember

September 9, 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.

An author of the ‘call’ reflects on race and the UMC

September 8, 2016

Lillian Smith Pastor, Cheverly UMC Lillian Smith W. E. B. DuBois wrote, “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line — the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and...

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...