Democracies can turn into dictatorships. The Rev. John Boley summarizes what a history professor, Timothy Snyder, has to say to those who would oppose a slide toward tyranny and authoritarianism.
Inspired by a poem by Andy Vorbrich about the magic of Christmas, the Rev. John Boley adds his thoughts and thanks God for the Manger of Bethlehem, a miraculous thing.
A revised statement of United Methodist Social Principles is headed to the 2020 General Conference. The Rev. John Boley compares the current and the new expressions of Wesleyan social piety.
Reflecting on the life and writing of Rachel Held Evans, the Rev. John Boley urges individuals to study the Bible with a deeper sense of spiritual intimacy.
Rev. John Boley considers the training styles of Tiger Woods and Roger Federer. He suggests pastors could use both examples to increase their range.
Acknowledging that actions taken in The United Methodist Church have generated both anger and hurt, Rev. John Boley encourages a turn toward new opportunities.
In this month’s blog, Drinking the Cup, the Rev. John Boley speaks about a series of personal encounters made possible by decades-long connections in The United Methodist Church.
In this edition of Drinking the Cup, the Rev. John Boley takes a look at human kindness as the root of true justice in the world.
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The Rev. John Boley, Clergy Assistant to Bishop David Bard, completes his examination of the many challenges and complexities of matching the pastors’ gifts with the needs of Michigan congregations.