Tag: John Boley
Finding hope in the darkness
“When the time is the darkest, that is when the light of hope is the strongest,” says the Rev. John Boley. Advent 2020 is time to reflect on the difference… Continue Reading Finding hope in the darkness
A theology of 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.
Rising above polarization
How did polarization become so prevalent in society today? The Rev. John Boley shares analysis by Ezra Klein and asks Christians to revisit Christ’s teaching about the love of your… Continue Reading Rising above polarization
Confessions of an extrovert
Rev. John Boley, an extrovert, explores how the current pandemic is pushing the church to become something different. “Something powerful and faithful.
The virus through the lens of faith
The Rev. John Boley examines the life changes brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. From the perspective of faith, he offers words of hope and healing.
Survivor and pastoral leadership
The Rev. John Boley reflects on years of experience relating to pastors across the Michigan Area and watching the TV show, Survivor. The quality he finds of critical importance is… Continue Reading Survivor and pastoral leadership
Conference announces staff changes
There’s a change in the Michigan Conference Staff. As Jennifer Weaver retires, Aritha Davis becomes the Executive Assistant to the Clergy Assistant to the Bishop.
On tyranny and discipleship
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.
Miracle at the manger
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.
Social world, dynamic principles
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.