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Book Review: Writer’s journey in faith enlightens and entertains

Despite his distinguished career as a writer and United Methodist leader, the Rev. James C. Howell recognizes the awkwardness of writing a memoir. The genre, he notes in his introduction, easily slides into self-obsession and personal analysis

A pastor’s privacy boundaries are hard to find

By James Howell, Special Contributor… I found myself in a conversation with some younger and some older clergy the other day about Facebook exposure. Do we have FB friends in the congregation? What do they see online about your personal doings? What would you not reveal? I’ve encouraged young staffers to avoid the profile pictures […]

Q&A: Unpacking the message of Micah 6:8

The Rev. James C. Howell is senior pastor of Myers Park UMC in Charlotte, N.C., and an author of several books, including the new What Does the Lord Require?—Doing Justice, Loving Kindness, Walking Humbly (Westminster John Knox). This short book on the well-known verse Micah 6:8 includes a study guide. Dr. Howell answered questions by […]