Does God really care what we care about?

Last year the Western jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church elected Rev. Karen Oliveto, the first openly homosexual bishop in the United Methodist Church. A petition from the South Central Jurisdiction to the Judicial Council was made about the legality of that election.  In a 6-to-3 vote made public in...

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Who is My Neighbor?

If someone asks you who your neighbor is, you may think of the people who live next to you, across the street and the people on the same block. They are people like you. You may know their names, jobs, their children and even more details. We call them our...

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Come, Let us celebrate our Jubilee

Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each of you is to return to your family property and to your own clan.” (Leviticus 25:10) I remember the summer of 2014 when I was coming from Stockton...

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The Rio and Jubilee

The party is over. The Rio Olympics have concluded. Before the games, there were many concerns; the economic downturn, political scandal, gun violence, environmental concerns, even the Zika virus. Fortunately it ended up being a successful event. It demonstrated that Rio de Janeiro knows how to organize and promote such...

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She’s Gone

“She’s gone, Out of my life. I was wrong, I’m to blame, I was so untrue. I can’t live without her love…” I love the song “She’s Gone” by Steelheart, an American rock band in 90th. I have always loved this song. Recently this song holds a special place in...

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RENEWAL, REVIVAL

I am reading an interesting book called, “10 Prescriptions for a Healthy Church”. The author shares the similarities between the Church of England in Wesley’s day and the UMC in the United States in our day.  Let me share some of them with you. The high economic status of its...

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