Central Iowa, Climate, Compassion, East Central Iowa, Economy, Health, Mission, North Central Iowa, Northeast District, Social Action, Social Justice, Solidarity, Transforming the World, Whole Community

Iowa Storm Response

With reports of severe weather rolling in every day, I wanted to share this update from Rev. Catie Newman, Disaster Response Coordinator of Iowa. Click these links for a report on the damages in Iowa June 16 and June 18 . For contact information and information on how your faith community can best respond: Suggested Action Steps… Continue reading Iowa Storm Response

Abundant Life, Central Iowa, Conversations, Creation, East Central Iowa, Economy, Gifts, Mission, North Central Iowa, Northeast District, Poverty, Schools, Social Action, Social Justice, Solidarity

What Are We Going to Do About It?

A significant part of my job involves travelling long distances in my car, and I have found that I really enjoy listening to podcasts of TED talks during those times.  Here's why: they expand my world, and they make me aware of the amazing capacity of human beings for doing marvelous things. The ideas and… Continue reading What Are We Going to Do About It?

Abundant Life, Central Iowa, Compassion, Conversations, East Central Iowa, Economy, Gifts, Mission, North Central Iowa, Northeast District, Poverty, Schools, Social Action, Social Justice, Solidarity, Under 18

Youth Strike for Christ

This weekend, I got to spend a few hours with a bunch of United Methodists between the ages of 13 and 18 along with various mentors, youth leaders, event planners and pastors. The event is called Youth Strike for Christ, and I was asked to lead a session titled "My Name is Justice." I have… Continue reading Youth Strike for Christ

Abundant Life, Conversations, Correctional Facility, Economy, Northeast District, Schools, Social Justice, Wellness

Toledo, Tama and Montour

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Rev. Brian Oliver who serves Christ United Methodist Church in Toledo, IA as well as Living Faith UMC which has two campuses, one in Tama and one in Montour. He called me because he was looking for some resources, answers, and support for the work he has… Continue reading Toledo, Tama and Montour