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God bless the boy in the canoe

Kayak meets canoe on Platte River

The Rev. Jack Harnish and friend enjoy a Sunday morning trip on the Platte River. An eight-year-old boy in a canoe with his grandparents shared words “that will stick with me,” Jack says.

What kind of a God do you believe in?

The God of the Cross and Easter

Pastoring through a pandemic is difficult. Now, as in times of John Wesley, “Best of all, God is with us,” says the Rev. Jack Harnish.

Another reason why I’m staying

The reason staff was in Zimbabwe was AU

Why are you a United Methodist? One reason the Rev. Jack Harnish is a United Methodist is his love for the many projects that are supported by the apportionment system.

Take a deep breath

Beginning of a deep year

“If I was still a local church pastor,” says Rev. Jack Harnish, “I would tell my congregation something like this from the pulpit this morning. ‘Take a deep breath.’”

A prophet for today

Bible, cross, and cup. Tools of a prophet.

Not every prophet lived in Bible Times. Prophetic voices have spoken throughout the ages right up to the present day. The Rev. Jack Harnish speaks of Methodist with a voice for peace and justice, E. Stanley Jones.

We love to tell the story

news to share

Michigan disciples are transforming the world. Michigan Conference Communications introduces two new writers, who will assist in telling their stories.

Christ is King … or not

Mosaic of Christ the King in Sicily

“Are you King of the Jews?” Jack Harnish ponders Pilate’s question on the day known as Christ the King Sunday.

Happy birthday! How many more?

Jack Harnish returns to the words of Albert Outler to encourage a “truly catholic” spirit.

Once a Scout, always a Scout

A Boy Scout reflects on United Methodist support for Scouting and about the Scout oath.

Weaving for neighbors

What Michigan United Methodist is using his grandfather’s loom to raise money to feed the hungry and clothe the neighbor?