Next week, the ecclesial trial of Bishop Minerva Carcaño will begin at the Wespath (Pensions) Headquarters of the United Methodist Church. Over the past year, advocacy groups such as COSROW, GCORR, and MARCHA have raised concerns over the length and severity of Bishop Carcaño’s suspension, calling for her process to either move forward or be […]
Today, at a meeting of United Methodist ministers, I witnessed a recent video featuring one of our “disaffiliated” former UMC colleagues telling his worshiping congregation that he was the only one from our ministry group to keep the faith and not sell himself to Satan. As distressing as this was to us, I wondered how […]
With social media, we have many new ways to connect in church life. Historical boundaries set by geography are diminished, allowing access by anyone who would search for us online. For some, this media revolution has opened up new forms of community, growth, and inspiration. For others, it has tested the boundaries of modesty, privacy, […]
Sermon on the significance of the food eaten by John the Baptist
Proyecto Histórico Rev. John P. Feagins
This week, I deleted a Facebook account with nearly 900 “friends” that I had used for various purposes over the last ten years. A few months ago, learning of the intent of Elon Musk to purchase Twitter, I also deleted my (barely used) Twitter account. If you were one of those people on my friend […]
Last week, the United Methodist Church Commission on the General Conference announced the suspension of the 2020 General Conference, postponing it to 2024. Frustrated by the failed opportunity to pass legislation called “The Protocol,” conservative political groups announced the May 1, 2022 “launch” of the Alt-Methodist denomination “Global Methodist Church.” This action provides an opportunity […]
Rev. Feagins examines the values of wealth, health, happiness, and popularity in light of Jesus’ teaching in Luke 6:11-26 on the poor, the hungry, the grieving, and those persecuted for the sake of justice.
Luke 5:1-11 6 February 2022 In this sermon, Rev. Feagins explains providence in a general and special sense, while offering pastoral wisdom on seasons of scarcity and abundance.
A Loving People