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Building Beloved Community

January 13, 2017

During his life, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. intimated that “everyone could be great because everyone could serve.” In the uncertain times that we find ourselves in as churches and society, making a sincere commitment to community-building and...

The word is... renew

January 13, 2017

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.

Take time to be an epiphany

January 5, 2017

It’s always easy for me to remember when Epiphany starts. That’s because January 6 is my late grandmother’s birthday. This year, she would have been 112.

'Mary had a baby'

December 19, 2016

Sometimes the unplanned journey takes you exactly where you need to be. On a visit home to New York this past November, I had time to explore Manhattan in the early hours of a brisk Saturday morning. Heading to my third funeral in eight weeks, I...

Brokenness, Addiction, and Searching for Light and Hope

December 14, 2016

Tis the season of joy and celebration, right? And brokenness. Yep. This is when we must muster our best tools to ignore the pain around us. Because for all the peace and happiness, this Christmas season is also one that sheds light… light on the...

Tags: addiction, depression, health, recovery

A Prayer for the Advent Season

December 12, 2016

Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ. A United Methodist pastor wrote a special prayer which is easy for individuals, churches, or families to use during this season of anticipation. This video puts his words with...