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A New Year with the Bible

Coffee and Bible

The Bible Year is a journey through scripture in 365 days. January 1 is coming soon. Accept this invitation to come closer to God and God’s Word.

Bishops offer framework for UMC

Bishops statement

United Methodist bishops envision a church driven by the mission of Christ, where all will have a home. They aim for this narrative to be a starting point for United Methodists’ visioning work ahead.

The old man in the family

Family love grows

The Hebrew people have a term for the old one in each family, Go-el. The Rev. Glenn Wagner talks about how family, church, and the Bible have prepared him for that role.

‘Cut at the knot’ and other lessons

A knot on each hay bale in the wagon

As the word “essential” takes on daily meaning during the health crisis, the Rev. Benton Heisler recalls an early lesson taught in the barn by a knot in the twine.

Let’s talk about the Bible

Bible and coffee

Lent begins next week on Ash Wednesday. It’s a time to expand your thinking about God and yourself. Let’s Talk About the Bible podcasts help do just that.

‘Three simple truths’

Young man looking for Bible truths

The Rev. Benton Heisler is confident that trust in these three simple truths about God’s goodness will help United Methodists meet the challenges of 2020.

Outcome of General Conference bittersweet

Those supporting the Traditional Plan say the vote was the best way forward, but it’s not a time for celebration. 

God is in the room

Child's hands on a Bible

The Rev. Benton Heisler looks back on his childhood relationship with Aunt Peggy. She nurtured in him a love of scripture and a desire to share God’s grace with others.

A new chapter for Eugene Peterson

Rev. Eugene Peterson

Eugene Peterson died October 22. He devoted his life to writing that helped millions encounter Scripture as the living word of God.

Reformed by scripture

For the past 500 years lay persons have been encouraged to search the scripture for guidance and hope.