Jesus Christ stands among us, alive forevermore, as we approach Good Shepherd Sunday, marked each year soon after Easter. Consider the strong words of Jesus: I am the Good Shepherd. . .I know my own and they know me. . .I lay down my life for the sheep. . .so there will be one flock,… Continue Reading→
In this episode, Rev. Justin Coleman shares from his own experiences with relational proximity – how those who avoided it hurt him and how embracing that proximity makes us better citizens of the kin-dom of God. Justin grew up in Texas, and attended Southern Methodist University, graduating in 2000 with a major in religious studies. … Continue Reading→
Asians and Asian-Americans of the United Methodist Church Condemn the Rise of Anti-Asian Violence in the U.S John 1:5, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”Amos 5:24, “But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” Lent is a season of self-examination, confession, and a… Continue Reading→
Angie Hong shares her story as a second-generation Korean-American worship leader, writer, and speaker. Angie Hong is a Korean-American worship leader, writer, and speaker. Most recently, she served as the Creative Director at the Chicago campus of Willow Creek Community Church and has led worship for various churches and events such as the annual Christian… Continue Reading→
This is the final episode of a 3-part series. Steve Taylor and Ernesto Barriguete meet at Pilgrimage, an annual youth event in the NC Conference, just after the 2016 United States presidential election. During the event, a clothespin that stated: “Build That Wall” was placed on a Hispanic youth.
AALM Video Statement Against Racism read by 12 Young People representing 12 Asian-American Caucuses of the United Methodist Church. One of the young people in the video is Kristina De Jesus, daughter of Rev. Edgar De Jesus (Lead Pastor of Davis Street UMC). Kristina is currently serving as the CYC Representative of the Corridor District. Angered… Continue Reading→
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church will be offering a weekly devotion during the Lenten season which begins this week. Each Wednesday during Lent and every day during Holy Week, a 15-minute recorded devotion, led by a bishop and leaders from their episcopal areas will be released. “We are offering this Lenten… Continue Reading→
In Episode 2, we hear the second of two seemingly different stories that converge into one powerful narrative. As we continue a three-episode series, Ernesto Barriguete shares his experience as a pastor when the immigrant community felt persecuted.
As United Methodists, we affirm the free love of God for all people, given us in Jesus Christ. With all Christians, we celebrate Jesus’ call for us to embrace each other and, with the whole Church, work for the reconciliation of the world’s peoples to one another. Any move away from that marvelous grace grieves… Continue Reading→