Needing, Reading and Heeding the Words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 60 Years Later

By Rick Wolcott* “I am in Birmingham because injustice is here. Just as the prophets of the eighth century B.C. left their villages and carried their ‘thus saith the Lord’ far beyond the boundaries of their home towns, and just as the Apostle Paul left his village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus [...]

Perspectives: Caring for God’s Creation Event Challenges Clergy and Laity to Learn and to Take Action

By Brett Hetherington* “The adverse impacts of global climate change disproportionately affect individuals and nations least responsible for the emissions. We therefore support efforts of all governments to require mandatory reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and call on individuals, congregations, businesses, industries, and communities to reduce their emissions.” (“The Social Principles,” ¶160.D The Book of [...]

Southern Hills District Churches Model Being God’s Agents of Transformation Around the World

By Linda Morrow* Across the generations, across the miles, across the district. What can happen when people reach out in the name of Jesus to feed others? In late February 2023, nine rural and small-community United Methodist churches in the Southern Hills District found out. These congregations coordinated efforts and built community to raise funds [...]