Our Very Human God

Our Very Human God

By Kenneth Tanner Our closest galactic neighbor, Andromeda, is 2.5 million light-years away. She dwarfs our galaxy and contains a trillion stars. The energy that fuels all those stars and has kept them in a spiral for 13 billion years is measurable, but who has the...

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How Prayer Helps a Hurting Heart

How Prayer Helps a Hurting Heart

By Scott McDermott Learning how to pray when our life is hurting is one of the most important lessons we can ever learn in life, yet so few of us have been taught just how to do it. Personal pain is a part of everyone’s experience. As Jesus teaches, the storms of life...

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Church Trust Law Webinar with Lloyd J. Lunceford

Church Trust Law Webinar: Tuesday, May 10, 7 PM Central Time *** Do United Methodist congregations own their buildings? What is a trust? Can the United Methodist trust be revoked? Is there a legal process for disaffiliating from the UM Church separate from what is in...

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Good Friday

By Shannon Vowell Sunrise that day: Your own Creation displaying glory. But no joy for You; You stumbled, pain-wracked, through the story To see it to its bitter end, To see it through... No hope, no friend Could there attend You as You faced What no one else could...

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The Life and Faith of Jackie Robinson

By George Mitrovich Good News, May/June 2005 Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers, posthumously received the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian honor. The presentation of the Gold Medal to Rachel...

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On a Hill Far Away

By Steve Beard I was in elementary school when I first grasped that the death of Jesus was a big deal. On Good Friday, my mom and dad signed me out of class in time for the noon church service. It was somber and stiff and formal – but I was out of school for the rest...

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East Angola Controversy

By Thomas Lambrecht Methodism on the continent of Africa continues to flourish – countering the decline in North America. At the same time, traditionalist African leaders report that there have been some incidents of punitive action by hostile bishops. In a recent...

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The Politics of Refusal

By Thomas Lambrecht In the aftermath of the postponement of General Conference until 2024, there is understandably an explosion of interest by local churches in how to withdraw from The United Methodist Church and unite with the Global Methodist Church. As reported in...

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