Inspire

We’re excited to include these three sections–Inform, Inspire, Involve. Here we intend to recommend helpful information, hopeful inspiration and opportunities for involvement that can offer nourishment and possibly direction for your faith journey. Please return to visit these sections again soon and often. And please contribute ideas, information, insights and resources that might be helpful to others. Thanks!


Hurricane relief donation to Puerto Rico surpasses goal

Clergy of the Philadelphia Episcopal Area (Peninsula-Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvania conferences) held their annual “Lenten Day Apart” with me at the Aldersgate UMC in Wilmington…  Read more

Bishop’s Blog: Murder in the Heart

It seems that the world has gone crazy with a series of hate-related mass murders recently. In New Zealand, Muslims were killed while worshiping. Then there were bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday…  Read more

Sri Lanka Easter tragedy

Even as we celebrate the resurrection, we ask: how long, O Lord, how long must violence and terrorism continue to wreak havoc in your global communities.
Our deepest condolences go to the Sri Lankan community…  Read more

Bible verses on Creation care

Relationship with God and with the Earth are both prevalent in the Bible, but we mostly disregard the Earth, said a Creation Care missionary who focused his teaching on both. Read more…  Read more

For Holy Week: The Cross of Christ

In a recent post from Scripture Union’s “Daily Encounter,” the death of Christ on the cross was described this way: “The cross will not be the brutal victory of Jesus’ enemies in a fatal power game…  Read more

Helping your church heal after General Conference

The 2019 General Conference’s divisiveness has spread to churches, igniting difficult emotions and conversations. So, how can we stimulate healing… Read more  Read more

Beyond fasting: 10 tips for a more meaningful Lent

Lent is a time for self-reflection and deepening one’s relationship with God in Jesus Christ. For many this season leading up to Easter will be…  Read more

Women’s History Month: Revivalist Phoebe Palmer

This Methodist feminist and theologian was a popular preacher and speaker at camp revivals, more than a century before women gained clergy rights. View  Read more

Women’s History Month
Frances Willard, a Methodist Pioneer

At the 2019 session of General Conference in St. Louis, Mo., there were quite a few women delegates. That is a far cry from the experience…  Read more

Get Them Talking: Forgiveness

During Lent, we remember how God forgives us for all we do wrong. We are to forgive others in the same way we have been forgiven. A Lenten devotional conversation. Read more…  Read more