Churches reflect on military sacrifices
Memorial Day is more than just another day off. It’s also an opportunity to honor ‘those who put themselves in harm’s way.’
Twelve ways to observe Memorial Day
Churches in the U.S. find a wide variety of ways to honor fallen veterans. “Remember, that was a person who had … dreams and desires.”
Churches help storm-weary heartland
After deadly twisters in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas, United Methodists reach out.
In Joplin, faith remains where little else stands
United Methodists look beyond the rubble left by deadly May 22 tornado.
Can Christians embrace faith and science?
As many states consider preventing the teaching of evolution, United Methodists ask why science and the church can’t coexist.
Hog Father boosts hunger-relief effort
The United Methodist pastor and ardent motorcyclist lived for 40 days on Stop Hunger Now packets to help feed global hungry.
It’s time for people of faith to accept evolution
The author of The United Methodist Church’s petitions on science and faith says science can enhance, not destroy, one’s faith.
Twisters déjà vu for Alabama pastor
The Rev. Kelly Clem lost her child and her church in a 1994 tornado. Now she is comforting others recovering from storms.
Malawi school forms Christian entrepreneurs
The sewing school at a United Methodist church helps lift widows out of poverty. Many were wives in polygamous marriages.
Book explores ‘when pastors prey’
A new book shares stories of women who were sexually exploited by clergy, and focuses on preventing abuse of power.
Joplin tornado hits UM churches, members
Missouri town of 49,000 now resembles ‘a lunar landscape,’ pastor says.
Police chaplain serves the tornado-stricken
The Minneapolis pastor says much of her ministry is listening to survivors’ stories.
Wesley broke convention to aid poor
Caring for the poor was not the norm in John Wesley’s time, but is now a central focus of United Methodism.
Pastor shocks by giving away prize money
A German United Methodist pastor’s generosity to a friend in financial need teaches how Christians share, draws attention to the church.
Radiation threat slows Japan’s recovery
Denominations cooperate in efforts to rebuild Japanese churches and communities, but fear building in areas touched by radiation.
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