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The Rev. Dr. Jamie Jenkins Article

May 10, 2010

Dr. Jamie Jenkins: Proms with a Purpose

The Rev. Dr. Jamie Jenkins (UMC)

Dr. Jamie Jenkins writes, "Important moments in our lives need to be celebrated and remembered. But maybe, just maybe, we can do that in ways that are not only memorable for us but also beneficial for others." Read on...
The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow Article

May 07, 2010

Bruce Reyes-Chow: The Difficult Call to Be Community

The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow (PCUSA)

The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow writes, "A few years ago I wrote a post, 'Liberal or Conservative, Ugly is Still Ugly,' where I tried to make a case for the church to model a healthy discourse across and among the divides of theology, politics and ideology. Well...2.5 years later and I think it has gotten worse." Read on...
The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts Article

May 06, 2010

Dr. Thomas Lane Butts: Family Matters

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts (UMC)

Dr. Thomas Lane Butts writes, "Sometimes we discover that not all of the unhappy things that happened to us when we were young were as bad as they seemed at the time." Read on...
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May 04, 2010

Festival of Homiletics: Nashville Update--Please Pray and Help

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Whether or not you're planning on attending the Festival of Homiletics this May 17-21 in Nashville, here's an update on the flooding there and how you can help.
The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon Article

May 04, 2010

Bishop Will Willimon: Lucky to Be Here

The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon (UMC)

Bishop Will Willimon writes, "Some of our pastors will be saying goodbye to their present congregations as they move to new congregations in the next few weeks. Here is my last sermon in Duke Chapel, a sermon about a student delivered with gratitude before a new group of Duke students on Orientation Sunday, students on their way in as I was on my way out."
The Rev. Dr. Jamie Jenkins Article

May 03, 2010

Dr. Jamie Jenkins: Praying for the Nation

The Rev. Dr. Jamie Jenkins (UMC)

Dr. Jamie Jenkins writes, "Please join with me and our brothers and sisters across the nation every day but especially this Thursday as we 'pray in thanksgiving for our freedoms and blessings and to ask for God's continued guidance, grace, and protection for this land that we love.'"
The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Article

April 30, 2010

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori: Called to Serve - The Church Responds to Domestic Poverty

The Right Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori (TEC)

“Healing the worst of the poverty in this nation is intrinsically connected to restoring human beings to right relationship with the rest of creation.” With those words, Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori prepared the groundwork for the three-day conference "Called to Serve: The Episcopal Church Responds to Domestic Poverty." Read her opening keynote address.
The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts Article

April 29, 2010

Dr. Thomas Lane Butts: Just a Story

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts (UMC)

Dr. Thomas Lane Butts loves to tell stories, especially those with a spiritual moral or life lesson. This time, it's just a good story.
The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Article

April 27, 2010

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori: A Shepherd Worth Following

The Right Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori (TEC)

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori says, "This good shepherd Jesus hangs out with anybody and everybody, and joins the outcasts and the forgotten. This isn’t sanitary Jesus, robed in Mr. Kleen whites and looking saintly on an old stained glass window. This is Hell’s Angel Jesus on a Harley – rounding up toys for poor kids." Read on...
The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon Article

April 27, 2010

Bishop Will Willimon: Wesley for Everyone

The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon (UMC)

Bishop Will Willimon writes: "Recently I asked a successful youth minister, 'What is the chief factor in the growth of your ministry with youth?' He replied, 'the spiritual needs of students match up perfectly with Wesleyan Christianity. They want to be transformed and they yearn for connectedness with others in their walk with Christ. Methodists know how to do that!'" Read on...