On February 23-26, the General Conference of the United Methodist Church will meet in a special session in St. Louis. Over 1,000 delegates with gather to consider a way forward regarding our denomination's position and policies related to sexuality.
This season marks the 200th anniversary of Silent Night. In the Christmas story, what breaks through the silent night at Christmas? As Jesus comes into our world, the first word or noise we hear God make in our world is crying. So what if we make space for silence today to hear the crying in our world?
Jesus’ call to his followers to be peacemakers (Matthew 5:9) is tied to intimate relationship with God, and echoes God’s dreams for peace for all of creation as expressed in Micah 4:1-4.