United Methodist

5 Reasons Pastors Should Lead Bible Studies

By Magrey deVega
It is common for pastors to delegate the task of leading Bible studies to others. Reasons vary, from a preacher’s need to streamline his or her weekly workload, to a desire… read more

Appointment Time Again!

By Ed Trimmer
The two point charge I have been serving got the word they will be receiving a full-time male local pastor who has not been divorced and is married but without children and who… read more

Social Justice Is Not Social Holiness

By Evan W. Rohrs-Dodge
I attended a very liberal seminary. I don’t mean that pejoratively, nor do I believe it to be an unfair characterization. Many, if not most of the school faculty identify… read more

What Do You Mean… Time to Split?

By Laurie Haller
“As we were sitting in the back of the truck at the end of the day, I wondered why I wasn’t feeling a sense of joy. We had worked hard all day helping many people, but … read more

The Social Justice Issue the UMC Doesn’t Want to Deal With

By David F. Watson
Imagine that there was a pre-natal test, commonly recommended by medical personnel, to identify children who would experience depression throughout their lives. Upon receiving a… read more

Repentance, Pathos, Humility — and the Luxury of Schism

By Sky McCracken
When I was a pastor, Holy Week could be a very exhausting and emotional week. And like many pastors, in my efforts to be sure to plan worship, set atmospherics, and lead a… read more
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