Views from a Ridge

Cynthia B. Astle

  • Rape of Dinah

    Recovering from the Wound That Never Heals

    Institutional power structures in society and in church, in which women who speak out about sexual abuse they've suffered are disbelieved, must be overthrown by Christians committed to overcoming evil with good. more


  • Wesley Bros Cards

    Wesley Bros: Of Videos and Cards

    Along with the new "animated Wesley" videos from United Methodist Communications, the Wesley Bros playing cards offer a surprising tool for teaching Methodist history, writes Cynthia B. Astle. more

Grassroots UMC

  • Pie Auction Raises More Than $3,500 to Feed Elderly

    Ten flavorful pies auctioned Sept. 2 at Hubbard United Methodist Church will help the Park Rapids Meals on Wheels program serve nutritious food to area seniors, reported Lorie Skarpness of the Park Rapids (Minn.) Enterprise. About 200 people attended the auction. The $3,575 raised will provide almost 900 meals at the suggested donation rate of $4 per meal. more