Epiphany: When God Shows UP

Epiphany: When God Shows UpRev. John P. Feagins In modern use, the word epiphany describes the recognition of a new idea or understanding, that light-bulb moment.  Perhaps you’ve had an epiphany where you saw something in a new way or gained a new understanding. In Christianity, Epiphany describes something God does in the world.  Epiphany is a manifestation or […]

TRIAL IN PROGRESS: please forgive our Transparency

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 […]

Closing the gates on Facebook and Twitter

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 […]

Power, Protocols, and Piracy

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 […]