The Inevitability of Kinship (Perspectives 3)

The Inevitability of Kinship (Perspectives 3)

by Justin Kelly Coleman One of my favorite hymns is “O God in Heaven.” I love the rich language and Trinitarian theology the hymn expresses so plainly. I’m particularly drawn to a phrase in the third stanza that I don’t recall being in any...
Willing to Relocate? (Perspectives 2)

Willing to Relocate? (Perspectives 2)

by Melissa Maher “Are you willing to relocate?” This question came as a surprise during the ordination process. As a candidate for elder in The UMC, I was expecting the usual theological questions. But am I willing to move? My response was, “Sure. If the...
Resolved to Love… United to Serve (Perspectives 1)

Resolved to Love… United to Serve (Perspectives 1)

by James A. Harnish A bronze plaque on the wall of one of the oldest buildings on the campus of Asbury University proclaims the words of my alma mater’s most famous graduate, E. Stanley Jones: “Here we enter a fellowship. Sometimes we will agree to differ; always we...

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