Protected: Deconstructing Patriarchy, Reconstructing Faith

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Restoring Church and Community: Food Justice and the City of Mesa Arizona

  First United Methodist Church of Mesa (FUMC) is a located in the downtown area of Mesa, AZ, which is a city that is experiencing a new time of growth Continue Reading

Strategically Restructuring for the Future of Methodism

Facing an Existential Ecclesial Crisis             The United Methodist Church in America, alongside virtually every form of historically Wesleyan ecclesial expression, is facing multiple, significant crises. Much has been spoken, Continue Reading

Worship and the Lament – Recasting Lament as Worship

In her book, “Spirit and Trauma: A Theology of Remaining” [1] Author Shelly Rambo draws forward the experiences of Holy Saturday–the space between Jesus’s death and Jesus’s resurrection. If the Continue Reading

Appreciative Itineracy

You want me to go where??? One of the distinguishing characteristics of pastoral ministry in the United Methodist Church is itineracy.  Pastors within United Methodist structures are “appointed” to churches Continue Reading