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The Rev. Dr. Jamie Jenkins Article

April 05, 2010

Dr. Jamie Jenkins: It Is More Blessed to Give

The Rev. Dr. Jamie Jenkins (UMC)

During a mission trip to Honduras, enjoying a week without a cell phone or computer, Jamie Jenkins remembered the instruction of the Bible that those who have much are expected to be generous with what they have. "I experienced the truth that it really is more blessed to give than to receive."
The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Article

April 04, 2010

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori: "Alleluia! Keep Practicing That Joyful Shout!"

The Right Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori (TEC)

In her Easter message, Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori reminds us that "the body of Christ is rising and risen when even a small part of it can rejoice and insist that God is renewing the face of the earth and light has dawned upon us."
Bishop Mark Hanson Article

April 03, 2010

Bishop Mark Hanson: Easter Message

Bishop Mark Hanson (ELCA)

ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson writes, "In this new day your resurrected service of God's steadfast love endures forever."
The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts Article

April 01, 2010

Dr. Thomas Lane Butts: Easter for All Seasons

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts (UMC)

Dr. Thomas Lane Butts writes, "When our souls are empty and our hearts ache and we do not understand life, we walk on out to a graveyard, to a tomb that is open and empty."
Faith and Global Hunger Series Article

April 01, 2010

The Millennium Development Goals

The MDGs are a set of 8 goals aimed at halving global poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, eradicating gender inequality, vastly reducing child and maternal mortality, halting and reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS, ensuring environmental sustainability, and creating global partnerships for development.
Faith and Global Hunger Series Article

March 31, 2010

Faith and Hunger - About our Sponsors

Charlie Browning and Margaret Knoerr maintain strong commitments to church, service, and social justice and have sponsored the Day1 Faith and Global Hunger Series. They share a love of time with friends and family, foreign travel, gardening, and bird watching.
The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal Article

March 30, 2010

Dr. Daniel Vestal: The Global Church

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Vestal (CBF)

The executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Dr. Daniel Vestal, writes, "There is no excuse for the church, in any part of the world, to wrap the biblical story/vision/message in its nationalistic history, identity and aspirations."
The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon Article

March 29, 2010

Bishop Will Willimon: Easter Preaching

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

Bishop Will Willimon writes, "One of the things that occurs in the weekly preaching of the gospel is to lay the gospel story over our stories and reread our lives in the light of what is real now that crucified Jesus has been raised from the dead."
The Rev. Dr. Jamie Jenkins Article

March 29, 2010

Dr. Jamie Jenkins: Remembering Humility

The Rev. Dr. Jamie Jenkins (UMC)

During Holy Week, Dr. Jamie Jenkins reminds us: "Without Jesus' humble obedience there would not have been an empty tomb and a resurrection. As we prepare for Easter, let us think of ourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself."
The Rev. Anne Sutherland Howard Article

March 26, 2010

The Rev. Anne Sutherland Howard: The Chutzpah of Mary Magdalene

The Rev. Anne Sutherland Howard (TEC)

Beatitudes Society executive director the Rev. Anne Sutherland Howard encourages churches to follow the example of Mary Magdalen this Easter--and show a little chutzpah when it comes to proclaiming social justice.