NCJ 2024 – Doing Good and Doing Justice

By James Deaton, Content Editor, Michigan Conference “There is great power in the name of Jesus Christ” was Bishop Julius C. Trimble’s commanding refrain in the sermon he gave during 목요일 morning worship. This power is available to us today, and he encouraged...

When Giants Die

Three giants died in 6월 2024. They were all over 90 years old, and they all impacted the world in significant ways. I am writing this brief reflection because they all influenced my life and leadership. Rev. James Lawson was one of the foremost proponents of...

Bishop: Beyond Prayer

I do not want to do anything but sit in my anger. Another mass shooting, and my anger overshadows my grief. Professionals would probably say that my anger is just a stage of my grief.  Why can’t we have Super Bowl victory or holiday parades without casualties...

Bishop: I Believe

Twenty years ago, I wrote the following in the Pastors Corner of the monthly newsletter for Aldersgate UMC in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, where I served as senior pastor at the time.  I believe in the goodness in humanity. I believe that God never stops loving...