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Preaching To Confront Racism

By William H. Willimon Moralism (substituting law for gospel, exhorting better human behavior without dependency upon God’s grace) is no match for racism. While urging us to preach justice, Lutheran James Childs warns: “Preaching that always goes directly from sin to salvation or from cross to resurrection without ever stopping off at sanctification is missing […]

Shenandoah president stresses Wesleyan values

By Ginny Underwood, United Methodist News Service… Tracy Fitzsimmons, the first woman to be president of United Methodist-affiliated Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va., is preparing students to change the world based on values espoused by Methodism’s founder John Wesley. The first words every student hears at convocation and the last words every student hears at […]

SMU Professor: Adam Hamilton brought Wesleyan message to national stage

By Maria Dixon Hall, Special Contributor… Editor’s note: The Rev. Adam Hamilton, senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, delivered the sermon at the Jan. 22 National Prayer Service at Washington National Cathedral, a post-inaugural event attended by President Obama and Vice President Biden and their spouses.  Maria Dixon Hall, associate professor of organizational communication in […]

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