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Three signs and rules for these times

Signs of the times

The Rev. Jerome Devine turns to our Wesleyan heritage to interpret signs of the times and to learn from the global pandemic.

What’s next this spring? Easter!

Easter in a mask for 2020

Easter is not one day. Easter is a whole season. The Rev. Dwayne Bagley looks forward to the hope that Easter promises for all God’s children in 2020.

Confessions of an extrovert

An extrovert detests social distancing

Rev. John Boley, an extrovert, explores how the current pandemic is pushing the church to become something different. “Something powerful and faithful.

Looking through a window lens

Window full of flowers

People have choices to make during this time of physical distancing. Naomi Garcia chooses to go to her window to experience an early-morning time of discovery and rest.

History, hope and healing

Hand offers hope of healing

The Rev. Benton Heisler looks to the Easter promise and  prays for the healing of our sin-sick souls in the midst of the COVID-19 health and economic crises.

The power of love

Bishop Bard considers strategies for COVID response

Bishop Bard shares a Palm Sunday letter inviting United Methodists of the Michigan Area to a reflective Holy Week. No pandemic is as strong as the power of God’s love.

God is working for the good

Good faith at sunset

The Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue asserts that God is at work for good amid COVID-19. The virus “does not change an age-old fact about the human search for meaning, purpose, security, and destiny. We are in God’s hands.”

Fear, faith, and Easter

Disciples run in fear

Coronavirus has impacted us all. Bishop David Bard explores the nature of fear and the human response to it. He concludes, “So, maybe Easter is about both fear and joy.”

The virus through the lens of faith

Stories of faith and Corona Pirates

The Rev. John Boley examines the life changes brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. From the perspective of faith, he offers words of hope and healing.

Ash Wednesday feels so contemporary

Ash Wednesday dust and stardust

“We are both dust and stardust.” Bishop David Bard cites coronavirus and stresses in The United Methodist Church as examples of why we mortals need an observance like Ash Wednesday.