Ordained Ministry

Ordained Ministry

  • John Wesley Z. Kurewa

    Africa University Founding Father Dies at 87

    Rev. John Wesley Z. Kurewa was involved in the development of Africa University from its beginning, and became a professor beloved by students. Read more

    Feb 18, 2020

  • Greta Thunberg

    Shine, Jesus, Shine!

    The stories in Matthew emphasize those times when Jesus shone light of God's love into many walks of life, as Christians should today, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton. Read more

    Feb 10, 2020

  • Angry God

    The Monster God of Penal Substitutionary Atonement

    The theology that an angry God had to have revenge on humanity by killing Jesus – a belief called Penal Substitutionary Atonement – short-circuits the gospel's full meaning, which is to rescue us from all that isn't God, writes Dr. Frederick Schmidt. Read more

    Feb 5, 2020

Grassroots UMC

  • Retired Pastor Helps Children Read

    The Muskogee Phoenix reports: "Retired pastor and teacher Raymond Griffin has returned to the classroom to help children read." Affiliated witth St. Paul United Methodist Church, Rev. Griffin said he had helped with the church’s summer school Project Transformation for two years when he was recruited as a volunteer reading tutor for third-graders, writes Cathy Spaulding. A reading teacher in southern Oklahoma, Rev. Griffin served as bi-vocational pastor of Bethel and Hulen United Methodist Churches for 25 years. Read more