Creating quiet spaces
Where do you find sacred space? A new book shares ideas for finding solitude in church, home, work, or retreat settings.
Border school strengthens spirits
United Methodist school in Texas gives Mexican students an opportunity to learn and to grow in faith.
Jilma Meneses: Helping orphans find homes
After a mission trip to the DRC, attorney Jilma Meneses started an adoption agency in the U.S. "In some countries there are orphans as a result of the spread of AIDS. In DRC, there are orphans because of the war and the brutality that has occurred ... I want these children to have an opportunity."
The real roots of clergy burnout
A "dis-ease" of soul has plagued pastors for nearly 100 years, according to one writer. Addressing only symptoms does not get to the root.
Couples who share religion happier
Study says African-American couples are more likely to share core beliefs and pray together—factors that have been linked to greater happiness.
United Methodists lose pounds, gain health
Programs promote wellness on step at a time.
Paddling for a moo-ving purpose
Rob Bean will take a 340-mile trip to help others be self-sufficient. “I’m using canoeing to bring conversation.”
Ministry gives unemployed faith
Recruiters, corporate executives and volunteers help people who are out of work and running out of hope.
Pastor preaches, plays semi-pro football
Robb McCoy is “Pastor Dawg” to his congregation and “Preacher” to teammates on a semi-pro team. “This is my risk-taking mission.”
Should we judge art, or the artist?
Ethicists debate how Christians should view the work of misbehaving celebrities.
United Methodist camps offer s’more love
Church has 220 camps and retreat centers serving 1 million people a year.
To be a kid again—and go to church camp
A sunburned camper fifty years ago, Barbara Dunlap-Berg still finds inspiration at today’s United Methodist campgrounds.
Butler coach talks faith, values
His team almost won the NCAA championship, but Brad Stevens says his faith matters more to him than winning.
Upper Room staff comfort blast victims
Soon after five UM adults and youth were hospitalized, staff members in Africa were at their bedsides.
Many cry, pray after Uganda blast
A crowd gathered to pray for five church members wounded in a terrorist attack. "This has touched everyone who knows them."
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