Bishop Laurie Haller writes that she’s always impressed by seeing how athletes deal with pressure. She praised U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles for courage in publicly acknowledging her own struggles.
To sing from a printed page is different, says the Rev. Jack Harnish. But while he prefers hymnals, he concludes the main thing is to “just sing” as Wesley instructed.
“Most of us,” says Ryan Dunn, “are in a process of making sense of the mysteries of faith… and baseball.” Here are how the two compare.
“People of faith see fair representation, the right to vote, and accountability for elected leaders as moral issues of utmost importance,” says Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary of the UMC’s Board of Church and Society.
“Faith is something that precedes an answer to a battle or a crisis,” says the Rev. Cornelius Davis, Jr. He calls us to praise our God, who is good even in challenging times.
The Rev. Dr. Byron Thomas, the senior pastor of Ben Hill United Methodist Church in Atlanta, calls on every white father to teach his children about racial injustice.
The leader of the Commission on Religion & Race notes, “We of United Methodist heritage need to take care we don’t falsely presume to own the name “Methodist.“
How did Gates Brown make it to the major leagues as a Detroit Tiger? Pastor Scott Sherrill tells the story.
There is much in life today that could use some positive influence. The Rev. Glenn Wagner explores the power we have to help people and events change direction for the better.
“Being upset, tired, and worn without action will get us nowhere,” says Pastor Albert Rush. He invites everyone to “stay in the fight.”