When New Life Is Born from Struggle

by Rev. Kerry Greenhill In a building that once housed the oldest Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in Colorado, a new, dynamic, and diverse congregation with many younger adults is led by a young African-American pastor. The fully inclusive urban ministry of Belong Church emphasizes hearing the stories of members and community partners, engaging in acts … Continue reading When New Life Is Born from Struggle

Take a Break in the Wilderness: Join Us for Spring Worship Planning Retreats

This winter has been a rough one for many pastors, especially in the United Methodist Church. Between constantly-breaking political news and the conflict of General Conference, not to mention a “bomb cyclone” of rain, wind, and snow for much of the Rocky Mountain region this week, the wilderness of Lent seems to be upon us … Continue reading Take a Break in the Wilderness: Join Us for Spring Worship Planning Retreats

A Blessing for Delegates to General Conference

By Rev. Kerry Greenhill © 2019 The United Methodist Church is preparing for a special Called Session of General Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, next week to pray, worship, discuss, discern, deliberate, and vote on several possible plans for how we might move forward as a denomination that is deeply divided over the extent to … Continue reading A Blessing for Delegates to General Conference

Living into Our Gifts and Callings

By Rev. Kerry Greenhill The path of vocational, set-apart ministry makes no claims or promises to be an easy one. We who are called to continue Jesus’ work of servant leadership by proclaiming the Word, serving with compassion, working for justice, and assisting with the sacramental life of the Church know that this work will … Continue reading Living into Our Gifts and Callings

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One Body, Many Members: Liturgy for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany

by Rev. Kerry Greenhill © 2019 Based on 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Call to Worship One: It would be more convenient to be independent, lone ranger Christians who can find our own path, not beholden to others or woven into their lives in any significant way. Many: But we are the body of Christ, and individually … Continue reading One Body, Many Members: Liturgy for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Book Review: God and Hamilton

God and Hamilton: Spiritual Themes from the Life of Alexander Hamilton & the Broadway Musical He Inspired By Kevin Cloud Reviewed by Kerry Greenhill In God and Hamilton, Kevin Cloud has written a thoughtful exploration of twelve spiritual themes found in Alexander Hamilton’s life and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s phenomenal Broadway musical: Grace, Shame, Faith, Initiative, The … Continue reading Book Review: God and Hamilton