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We need a better GC and free press

By Rebekah Miles, Special Contributor… If we want a strong and vibrant church, we will need a strong and vibrant General Conference . . . and an independent press. Anyone who claims our United Methodist leadership is ineffective need only point to the 2012 General Conference. Leading up to General Conference, certain powers in the […]

Book Review: Guidance for living with the wounds of grief

By Marcia Dunbar, Special Contributor… When the One You Love Is Gone Rebekah L. Miles Abingdon Press, 2012 112 pages, paperback One of the most difficult times in a person’s life is the death of a loved one. Dealing with death is a struggle that is different for each person, and there is no right […]

May we never see another day like it

By Rebekah Miles, Special Contributor… Please God, may we never see another day like yesterday, July 19.  At the meeting of the South Central Jurisdiction we voted to affirm the decision of our episcopacy committee to call for the involuntary retirement of one of our Bishops. We must have accountability, but no jurisdiction, no episcopacy […]