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.
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I met Virginia a little over 11 years ago as I began my first summer field education place during seminary. Virginia was a kind, Christian woman in her nineties who bore all the gentleness of age and none of its bitterness. If you had met Virginia yourself, you, like I did at first, might have...
Bishop LaTrelle Easterling is one of the best preachers in The United Methodist Church. When she ascends to a pulpit, she becomes a mixture of ancient story-telling griot, wisdom bearer, word acrobat, fire-breathing dragon, exegetical scholar, Pentecostal wind, and your beloved grandmother on...
I can relate to the looks on their faces, when they open that email Once again God had come through, yeah He never fails In that letter was a great invitation I would say yes, without any hesitation
“You cannot sleep when you know the children are on the floor,” said Cecillia Thobani, director of the Fairfield Orphanage.
I have a bad cold. There’s an illness is sweeping through the BWC delegation, so I’ve taken to bed in the Ubuntu Retreat Center. Ubuntu, I’m told, means “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.” It’s a good place to rest one’s head.
The glory of the connectional church was on display at Africa University July 17, when members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference joined with the clergy of Zimbabwe in the opening of the Pastors’ School.
“Africa University is your school,” said Vice Chancellor Munashe Furusa, the president of the United Methodist pan-African school, as he addressed members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference.
In English and Shona, the bishops of the Washington and Zimbabwe Episcopal Areas joined voices to sing “How Great Thou Art,” during worship July 16 at Mount Pleasant Preaching Station.
As we arrived in Africa, the sun rose to meet us. It’s an interesting thing to watch the sunrise from above the clouds.