Love makes a difference. The Rev. Elizabeth Hill, superintendent of the Heritage District in the Michigan Annual Conference, talks about her family’s experience with rescue dogs. Read more

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The Rev. Jack Amick, Director of Global Migration for The United Methodist Committee on Relief, offers eight poems that reflect on acts of faithfulness and compassion in our present age. Read more

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Christian can’t pause, stop, or break from the need to be compassionate, but within the larger community of believers, we can share our responsibilities and so ease our individual compassion fatigue, writes the Rev. Richard Bryant. Read more



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Whether clergy or laity, Christians who engage in ministries of caring will find they need a solid spiritual grounding in order to "suffer with" those they help, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. Read more

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Packing relief food

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People who argue that natural disasters have someone’s name written on them – which is, by the way, never their own – need a good, quick metaphorical kick, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. Read more

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Jesus Wept

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It's time for United Methodists to seek God's help to transform the abuse we've inflicted on one another in the battle over acceptance of LGBTQ people, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

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Being faithful in "little things" brings every Christian the opportunity to be salt, light and leaven wherever they are, says the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper. Read more

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Questioning Duo

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The Rev. Laura Felleman doesn't fit in any of the classical "theological worlds," and yet she has found both her spiritual "obsession" and the "epiphany" that addresses it. Read more

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Dr. David W. Scott examines how United Methodism's many good works carry with them a danger of developing less-than-charitable distinctions between Americans and citizens of other countries. Read more

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The Rev. Christy Thomas finds that true compassion focuses on what people need to receive, not on what others want to give. Read more

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