Rick Warren retiring as lead pastor at California megachurch

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Megachurch pastor Rick Warren has announced his retirement after 42 years of leading Saddleback Church in Southern Cali...

June 10th, 2021 |  


Spirituality underpins migrant activism in US borderlands

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Alvaro Enciso plants three or four crosses each week in Arizona’s desert borderlands, amid the yellow-blossomed prick...

June 10th, 2021 |  


Don’t take a vacation from God, church

Don’t take a vacation from God, church

Well, it’s that time of the year again! School is out and vacation season is upon us!It’s that time of the year when we just want to sit b...

June 10th, 2021 |  



Continuing to give thanks

Continuing to give thanks

Well, summer is now in full swing, isn’t it? Oh, the official date may still be a few weeks off, but with the Memorial Day weekend and school gr...

June 3rd, 2021 |  


Grill master pastor retiring from Grace UMC

Grill master pastor retiring from Grace UMC

Pastor Chuck Shonkwiler of Grace United Methodist Church in Blanchester is retiring as pastor effective June 20. Also known for presiding over the gri...

June 3rd, 2021 |  


Seals, sojourning and swimming

Seals, sojourning and swimming

With Memorial Day approaching and the holiday and summer spirit renewing, I was intrigued with Heath Adamson’s account (“The Sacred Chase&...

May 27th, 2021 |  


Black faith leaders, lawmakers, push to end death penalty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coalition of Black ministers, lawmakers and national activists announced a new effort Tuesday to abolish the death penal...

May 20th, 2021 |  


The white elephant in the room

The white elephant in the room

It’s the middle of the merry month of May, but this week I find myself thinking of Christmas. I don’t know why, but I suppose it has somet...

May 20th, 2021 |  


The life that God blesses

The life that God blesses

Have you ever wondered why God has not blessed you? Or maybe you have wondered why He has!There is probably not a person on the face of the earth who ...

May 13th, 2021 |  


Feldmeyer returns as pastor emeritus

Feldmeyer returns as pastor emeritus

WILMINGTON — Pastor Scott Miller and the leadership team of the Wilmington United Methodist are pleased to announce the return of Pastor Dean Fe...

May 13th, 2021 |