Short-term Mission in a Time of Coronavirus

John Wesley established three general rules for the earliest Methodist societies.  The modern phrasing of his rules is: Do no harm, do all the good you can, and stay in love with God.  The societies were small groups of people who sought spiritual renewal through gathering in small groups to pray, study scripture together, and … Continue reading Short-term Mission in a Time of Coronavirus

Asking For a Seat at the UMC Table

The United Methodist Church is in the news.  NPR, New York Times, Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, and many others.  They have been meeting in General Conference, where elected delegates from the global church debated whether to maintain prohibitions on LGBTQIA+ people in the life of the church, or to eliminate some of those prohibitions, or … Continue reading Asking For a Seat at the UMC Table