Abundant Life, Compassion, Creation, Discipleship, Economy, Faith, Gifts, Mission, New People, New Places, Schools, Social Action, Social Justice, Solidarity, Transforming the World, Wellness, Whole Community

Talk Is Cheap

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” ― Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC There are a lot of opinions out there. There are a lot of different ways to use our reason and our intellect to convince ourselves that we are OK, or that… Continue reading Talk Is Cheap

Global United Methodist Church, Mission, The Great Commission, Transforming the World, Whole Community, Women

Statement from the Iowa Nigeria Partnership

The Boko Haram and the Nigerian United Methodist Church The country of Nigeria has been in the press with stories of bombings, kidnapping of 250+ girls, burning churches and causing turmoil in villages located in northern Nigeria.  Nigeria is the size of North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa with a majority of Muslims… Continue reading Statement from the Iowa Nigeria Partnership

Agricultural Community, Mission, Remembrance, Social Action, Social Justice, Solidarity, Transforming the World, Women

From the Voice of a Devastated Earth

A friend challenged me to write this week about Mother's Day. In my search for a liturgy on which to hang some mission and social justice ministries or movements, I came across this Mother's Day Proclamation from 1870. In this time of escalating violence, of sabre-rattling nations, of famine, kidnapping, war, and slavery-catastrophes borne on… Continue reading From the Voice of a Devastated Earth