Archives for June 2012

Oklahoma group attends Bethlehem conference

By Holly McCray, Special Contributor… “It’s complicated.” That one phrase dominated in separate interviews with six Oklahoma United Methodists who attended “Christ at the Checkpoint,” a justice and reconciliation conference in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Joining Bishop Robert Hayes for the weeklong forum in March were laywoman Kelly Junk and four clergy, the […]

Wesley not author of ‘Come, Thou Almighty King’

“Come, Thou Almighty King” Anonymous author UM Hymnal, No. 61 Come, thou almighty King, Help us thy name to sing, Help us to praise! Father all glorious, O’er all victorious, Come and reign over us, Ancient of Days! This well-known hymn, now of uncertain authorship, was attributed to Charles Wesley in Methodist hymnals published in […]