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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.”

When things in life are different

Jesus approach to children with different.

Many things in our lives are different than they were five months ago. Pastor Devin Smith looks at what Matthew’s gospel teaches about children and suggests that different can be a good and holy thing.

Voices from virtual plenary hall

Voices like Brad Kalajainen spoke of virbrancy

Monday’s agenda for the 2020 Michigan Annual Conference included a series of voices sharing lessons and reports with invitations, challenges, and encouragement.

A theology of anger

Demonstrations based on grief and anger

The Rev. John Boley suggests that recognizing the grief behind the anger of protests happening across the U.S. may provide new understanding and the way forward for change.

Prophets, pastors, politics, & pandemics

Jesus had a heart for justice and politics

In this month’s Joyful Journey blog, Bishop David Bard, with heart broken open, talks about the appropriate place of politics in our decision making about coronavirus and actions against racism.

Let’s talk doing #churchdifferent

Conservations see world new way

The world is not the same as it was just weeks ago. How can we see the possibilities to be the church in a different world? Join conversations hosted by REACH Resources.

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.

Take a cross walk with Jesus

Elizabeth and Lucy take a walk

In years past, Caledonia United Methodist Church hosted two special Holy Week activities. The need for physical-distancing prompted their pastor to design a new walk for Lent 2020.