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!


Summer of Love

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson

This season I have been pondering “love.”  According to the Apostle Paul, it “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (I Corinthians 13:7).  Read more

‘Speak, Lord. Your servant is listening.’

When asked what prayer is, most Christians say it’s communicating with God. While we may be comfortable with talking to God, rarely do we pause to hear what God is saying to us. Learn more at umc.org  Read more

Christian hymn unites Hong Kong protesters

A Christian hymn has become the focal point for Hong Kong protesters who gathered for three major demonstrations against a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China. Continue Reading at umnews.org  Read more

Is communion simply a ritual of remembrance?

Holy Communion includes a profound act of remembrance that recalls the last supper Jesus had with his disciples. But it is more than just a ritual of remembering. It is primarily an act through which…  Read more

Annual Conference 2019
“Tell to the Coming Generation”

Soren Kierkegaard once wrote “The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly the one you’ll never have.” The people of God, however…  Read more

Abortion: Navigating a complicated problem through a path of grace

Quite a few states have passed new restrictions on abortion this year, and more are making similar plans. These restrictions include things like a ban on abortion after just six weeks, even…  Read more

“It Only Takes a Moment”

“God’s divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of God, who called us to His own glory and excellence, by which God has granted to us His precious and very great promises…  Read more

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