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A Wesleyan response to gun violence

Candlelight vigil after Dayton gun violence

Paul Perez reflects on being part of a targeted racial/ethnic group and shares how to move forward with positive action. 

Seeing differently

Pastor seeing and greeting children and parents at the border

Bishop David Bard asks God to give everyone new eyes; eyes for seeing beyond racism to respond to parents and their children at the U.S.-Mexico border in a new light.

Bishop Bard offers ‘Room for Grace’

Corey Simon conversation with Bishop Bard

Want to learn more about the recently announced Bard-Jones Plan for Unity in The UMC? Listen to this 36-minute podcast, Room for Grace, hostd by Pastor Corey Simon.

Faith among the fences

Girl peeking through picket fences

In our laity blog, Power in the Pew, Conference Lay Leader Anne Soles gives counsel from the gospel and a classic poem about navigating the walls and fences of life.

Further from home and closer to God

Hiking away from home in the hills

Rev. Benton Heisler explains that no matter how many miles we travel from home, in joy and in discouragement, God is there to take us in and show us love.

Life flows on

Coffee mug and Bible. Quiet life.

In this month’s, Joyful Journey, Bishop David Bard suggests that the “ordinary time” of summer reminds everyone that life and ministry go on.

Change focus this summer

Jerry DeVine and dog, Jingles focus on each other

The Rev. Jerry DeVine talks about how summer allows for a change of pace and new daily focus for clergy and laity alike.

Five generations on the farm

Learning to use the tools on the farm.

In this month’s blog, Home Words Bound, the Rev. Benton Heisler recalls life on the farm in Indiana and ponders the future of The United Methodist Church.

Drinking the Cup … new opportunities

Christy Miller Black

Acknowledging that actions taken in The United Methodist Church have generated  both anger and hurt, Rev. John Boley encourages a turn toward new opportunities.

‘Unfinished business’ from AC 2019

Bishop Bard talks business with Nichea VerVeer Guy

Home from Annual Conference, Bishop David Bard speaks on actions taken at the 2019 session and reflects on what is yet unfinished as United Methodists move forward toward the 2020 General Conference.

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