There are Many New Voices Among Us...Are We Ready to Make Room and Listen?
What the Church Can Learn about Storytelling from The Boss
“In Christ’s family, there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female. Among us you are all equal. That is, we are all in a common relationship with Jesus Christ.” Galatians 3:28 (MSG) Dear Kindred in Christ: Until this year, I never thought that gender equality was doctrinally in question within the United Methodist Church, and yet, in May, we learned across the connection that Annual Conferences failed to ratify Amendment 1 to the UM Constitution clearly stating...
Change: Will You Be James Taylor or Bob Dylan?
Gathering in the Woods to Celebrate Life and Build Community
Giving Statements: From Boring to Wow!
Last week we became aware of the vote on the five amendments to the Constitution of the United Methodist Church proposed by the 2016 General Conference. Once an amendment is approved by the General Conference it goes to each Annual Conference throughout the world for ratification. The vote in each annual conference is tallied with all the other annual conference votes and the aggregate vote determines if an amendment is ratified. It is the total votes of the individual members of each annual ...
Something Remarkable Happens When One's Inner Spirit Comes Alive