Kingdom of God

The Poor Are Invited to the Feast

Illustration Courtesy of Bill Trench

The Rev. Dr. William C. Trench thinks we need to reclaim Jesus' language about the Kingdom of God, which is in our midst when we treat one another with justice and love. Read more

, Practicing Faith

Wesley Bros revisits as old comic that the Rev. Charlie Baber thinks speaks to the current state of United Methodism. Read more

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The late musician Lou Reed had an insight into the transcendence of union with God that the Rev. Morgan Guyton finds to be a guidepost on the way to God's kingdom. Read more


Jordan Bryant

R.L. Bryant Photo

Spending Solar Eclipse Day inside the driver's license office gives the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant some insights into why Jesus said the kingdom of God is all around us. Read more

Practicing Faith

When non-dominant traits show up in human community, it just might be God saying, "pay attention," writes the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas. Read more

Christy Thomas

Inauguration 2009

Photo Courtesy of Richard L. Bryant

It's a complicated questions, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant, because Jesus has already inaugurated a far different government – the realm of God. Read more

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Demons of Stupidity

Courtesy of Richard L. Bryant

Uncomfortable as it is for many religious authorities to hear, Jesus made it clear that God's realm has no boundaries, writes the Rev. Richard L. Bryant. Read more


Mathewson UMC Prayer Breakfast

Photo Courtesy of BethAnn Estock

On a business trip as a church consultant, the Rev. BethAnn Estock gets a glimpse of the true kingdom of God at Mathewson Street United Methodist Church in Providence, RI. Read more


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“Say What?”: The Vague Call of Reform

Ben Gosden contends that both United Methodist clergy and laity long for a deeper spiritual experience than the Vital Congregations program provides. Read more

Jan 2, 2012 12:00 AM Ben Gosden 3 Comments