How we got here

As UMC seeks a way forward, retired Bishop Mike Coyner describes how the church reached its current state.

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The ‘beloved community’

A young adult missionary serving in Detroit reflects on the Civil Rights Movement … past and present.

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What saves your life?

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A Guest Blog by Bishop Laurie Haller describes things that help her cope with daily stress.

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Listening to each other

Four voices offer their observations and experiences toward A Way Forward. 

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Conversation with Chebon Kernell

A video and study guide presented by the General Commission on Religion and Race.

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Breaking silence builds support

A new video, #HerTruth, shares painful stories of women called into ministry. 

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Lent is not a tightrope

Ash Wednesday is over and Lent is underway. It’s time to find God in the ordinary

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Original sin or original blessing?

In his blog, Monday Memo, the Rev. Jack Harnish looks at the contrast between self-reliance and God-dependence.

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Your silence will not protect you

Chelsea Williams, a US-2 serving in Detroit, reflects on her participation in the recent Women’s March.

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Race and the church

A panel discusses the past and  “really weird now” on the way to real equality and real economic justice.

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