When boxing and the Bible work together to beat the pandemic

  By Kendall Jablonowski – Boxing has always been a sport of fight, grit, and hard-work. The Bible is a book of encouragement and wisdom. Both elements work together in a positive way at the Rock Ministries in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. “As COVID-19 recedes in much of the country, volunteer street chaplains in […]

May/June 2021 Magazine Issue

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May/June 2021 Issue

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Korean UM Laity Issue Ultimatum

By Tom Lambrecht – In a continuing development of the conflict between Bishop Grant Hagiya and three Korean churches in the California-Pacific Annual Conference, the Korean Western Jurisdiction Laity Network and the Korean United Methodist Church Laity Network have issued open letters calling for the intervention of the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops and the […]

Signed Letter to Council of Bishops

An Open Letter to the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops

Separation and the Unity of the Church

There is resistance and reluctance to support the idea of separation in The United Methodist Church. That is as it should be. Separation in the church, like divorce in a marriage, should be a last resort, not entered into lightly or without pursuing all other options. For 50 years, United Methodists have tried to make […]

Being the Church in a War Zone

By Bob Kaylor – Driving through the countryside of the Normandy region of France feels a bit like entering the world of an animated Walt Disney film. The green fields, bushy hedgerows, lolling cows, and medieval-period stone houses, churches, and barns call to mind many stories that we learn as kids – stories that begin, […]

Not Losing Hope on the Road to Emmaus

By Reverend Rob Renfroe – Just one week earlier the two men had come to Jerusalem. On what would later be called Palm Sunday, they entered the city with Jesus. Their hearts swelled as the crowds shouted his name and called him king. They watched him enter the Temple as if he owned the place. […]

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