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Embracing another way

Magi go home another way

In Matthew’s Gospel, the visitors from the East go home “another way.” After a year of journeying with the Corona Virus, all God’s people are coping with another way of life.

COVID vaccine and faith in Jesus

Vaccine for senior man

The world rejoiced when pharmaceutical companies announced the shipment of the COVID vaccine. Rev. Glenn Wagner celebrates and turns his attention to other great afflictions.

Clergy invited to Come to the Well

Jesus made them well

“Come to the Well” is a morning gathering for renewal open to all Michigan Conference clergy. Join Bishop Bard and others online on January 12, 9:30-11:30 am.

Jesus comes amid disruption

Disruption in Bethlehem when Mary and Joseph arrive

The Rev. Glenn Wagner talks about disruption–yesterday, today, and tomorrow–and offers faith lessons on how to deal with it.

Coming and going in Advent

Advent puts focus on messiah

An experience in Africa in 1998 provides some comfort and hope to those waiting for Jesus this Advent 2020. Never fear. He IS coming.

Books for your Advent journey

Books for Advent reading

‘Tis the season to give the gift of a good read, to yourself and others. Hope, peace, love, and joy fill these books’ pages recommended by the United Methodist Publishing House.

Let the love of Jesus rule

The politics of Jesus

“We are faced with the real challenge of seeking to love our neighbor as ourselves,” says the Rev. Paul Perez as the country moves into the future following the love of Jesus.

Embracing a third way

Third Way celebrates human diversity

Naomi Garcia examines scripture and encourages others to join her in the anti-racism initiative of The Michigan Conference. It’s the third way; a Jesus thing to do.

Remember these days. Jesus would.

Shofar helps News remember

This month Jews will observe two of their holiest days, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Jesus would have surely observed these holy days. So, we remember them, too.

Words from the workshop

Old drill in a workshop

The Rev. Benton Heisler calls pondering life alone with God in your favorite workshop a home improvement project. “We are living in that tension of the Kingdom of God being both here and now … This is not our eternal home.”