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UM-related colleges have ‘unique witness’ to offer

By Christopher Momany, Special Contributor… My mother was right, but please don’t let her know. Years ago, I was poised to attend a state university when Mom suggested we visit a small, United Methodist-related school in southern Michigan. I supposed that it wouldn’t hurt to look at one more place, so we spent a few […]

UM college students join in history game

By Stephanie Jass, Special Contributor… ADRIAN, Mich.—On a cold winter’s day at United Methodist-affiliated Adrian College, Charles Dickens hosted a literary forum to discuss Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass with such historical luminaries as Edgar Allan Poe, Sojourner Truth, John Jacob Astor, William Lloyd Garrison and John Quincy Adams. But not everyone in […]

Commentary: Ways to strengthen the academy and the church

By Christopher Momany, Special Contributor… Some years ago I served on a regional credentialing board of the United Methodist Church. Our primary task was interviewing candidates for ordained ministry, and I actually had the audacity to think we were interested in theologically astute talent. Yet when one exceedingly bright young seminary graduate presented herself, the […]

Q&A: Doing good, being holy

The Rev. Christopher Momany is chaplain of United Methodist-related Adrian College in Adrian, Mich., and an ordained United Methodist minister who served as pastor of several churches in New Jersey and western Michigan. His book, Doing Good: A Grace-Filled Approach to Holiness (Abingdon Press, 2011) explores the Wesleyan ethic of holy love.  He answered questions […]