United Methodist Women touched my life

In the fall of 1978 I was an M.Div student at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky.  But I wondered some days if I had heard God right about this call… Read more

Rejoice in our United Methodist heritage

From April 22 through May 20, let us rejoice together in the faithful, if not faultless, 50-year heritage we share as United Methodists…  Read more

Being April Fools

For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.   1 Corinthians 1:18 (NRSV)… Read more

Faceless Christ, Headless Disciples

In Berlin there is the Chapel of the Reconciliation. It was rebuilt after the reunification of Germany and the destruction of the Berlin Wall that divided East and West Germany from 1961 to 1989. Originally…  Read more

Celebrating Women’s History Month
Malala Yousafzai: The power of one voice

Malala Yousafzai was born in 1997 and grew up in the northwest Swat Valley region of Pakistan. As a child she was fortunate to have access to education…  Read more

‘Blowin’ in the Wind’

I remember buying a Peter, Paul and Mary album when I was in 7th grade. I sat in the basement with my friends that summer, and listened to every cut of this folk music record over and over again. It was during the time of the Civil Rights movement and the Viet Nam War.  Read more

Abundant Health, Abundant Life

Jesus said, “I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10b) Our God is not a God of scarcity but of abundance. Nothing could be more precious than life: abundant life…  Read more

Octavius V. Catto

On September 26, 2017, a statue of Octavius V. Catto—who lived from Feb. 22, 1839, to Oct. 10, 1871—was erected in Philadelphia in the southwest apron of City Hall. It is the first statue of an individual African American to rise among the city’s 1,700-plus statues…  Read more

“Surrounders”

On the first weekend of this year, organizers of the annual Peninsula-Delaware Conference Youth Rally in Ocean City, Maryland, were challenged by a blizzard that blew in the day before the rally began. The leaders had a difficult decision to make about…  Read more

Arrested but undeterred

In a blog post titled “Ten Things You May Not Know about Martin Luther King, Jr.,” by Christopher Klein, published April 4, 2013, we read some interesting facts about the great civil rights leader who changed the world forever. For example, I never knew…  Read more