Praying for our Presidential Election

Praying for our Presidential Election

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson It seems that I can’t remember a time when we as a nation were not talking about the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.  Almost the minute… Read more

A new museum brings a needed message for our world

A new museum brings a needed message for our world

By Bishop Peggy Johnson Last week I attended our new quadrennium’s first meeting of the General Board of Church and Society.  I am proud to serve for another four years… Read more


‘Open wide your hearts’

Some years ago The United Methodist Church had a welcoming slogan that was all about opening wide our hearts, to quote the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 6:13. The denomination paid for a number of TV spots…

Long-detained immigrant families in PA arouse concern, protests

‘Loving the Stranger’

Deuteronomy 10:19 reminds us, “You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” Have you ever been a stranger and found welcome? I remember the overwhelming welcome…



Bishop Peggy Johnson’s Blog: At the United Methodist Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference in Lancaster, Pa., July 11-15, our demonstration of hospitality exceeded my wildest expectations!

Quilted by Connection: Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference

NEJ Conference: Calling us to pray and be ‘salty’

I call the pastors and members of the Philadelphia Area (both Eastern PA and the Peninsula Delaware Conference) to a time of prayer for the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference…


Bishop’s Blog: “Fire, Wind and Stones”

Pentecost in 2016 happens during the United Methodist Church’s General Conference, on May 15.   It is the birthday of the church, a commemoration of the day when the power of… Read more

Conquering death and fear

Bishop’s Blog: Conquering death and fear

In a recent interview on National Public Radio Gene Kopf talked about his 14-year-old daughter Abigail who was nearly killed in a recent mass shooting… Read more on the Bishop’s Blog

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

“Big Picture”

When I think of “big picture” I think of the civil rights movement and its most famous leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King lived in a time and a place in history that was specific to the cause of civil rights in the United States and the elimination of Jim Crow laws

But I think it is necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my needs. For he longs for all of you and is distressed because you heard he was ill. Philippians 2:25-26

2016: The Year of Epaphroditis

As I ponder the events of 2015 and look forward to 2016 I give thanks to God for each one of you. Thank you for your faithful service to the… Read more