An Advent Study for HIV/AIDS

The Season for Change

General

Re-thinking My Nativity Set

As I began setting up our nativity set, I realized that we often forget to focus on each character and what they actually stand for at this busy time of year. The first characters that I took out of my box were the three wise men. Though they were not... read more»

Posted by tgillespie on December 22, 2014

Tracking Millennials: Do they — should they — care?

I posted an article last week reporting on religious and political trends among the Millennial generation. The trends of institutional disaffiliation are especially important for us in the Church to pay pay attention to. In light of the Millennials’ declining affiliation with churches, or any religious institution for that... read more»

Posted by Nico Romeijn-Stout on July 15, 2014

Tracking Millennials: Trends among emerging adults

Millennials may just be the most researched generation of all time — largely thanks to the Internet). And it's no surprise: As Millennials emerge into adulthood, they are quickly becoming the next major economic and political force in the United States. Businesses are after their money, politicians want their... read more»

Posted by Nico Romeijn-Stout on July 08, 2014

Religion isn’t dying

“Religion is dying.” Sound familiar? Yeah, I know. We all hear it often and for those of us who depend on a healthy religious community to continue our work, the idea of organized religion dying out is an uneasy thought. As a rising senior with hopes of entering... read more»

Posted by Erin Brown on June 25, 2014

Schism through a young United Methodist’s eyes

The United Methodist Church has always been important in my life. Growing up, my father was a pastor until I was around 13. The ideas and preaching of John Wesley were ingrained into my head and heart at a young age. As I have learned and appreciated the thoughts of Methodism... read more»

Posted by Michael Moore on June 11, 2014

We should formally measure our Social Principles

Measuring our progress on our denomination’s 72 aspirational Social Principles is powerful, effective management. But are we doing that? The United Methodist Building is on Capitol Hill next to the U.S. Supreme Court and across the street from the Capitol. How many people know that the Americans with... read more»

Posted by David Weaver on December 15, 2013

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