Tag Archives: United Methodist Church

Sounds of hope, or death rattle?

What did I hear this afternoon, sounds of hope for a major Christian denomination (The United Methodist Church) that has been verging toward schism, or the death rattle of one whose vital signs are tanking? Death rattle, n. : a rattling or gurgling sound produced by air passing through mucus in the lungs and air […]

Habitat for divinity

Can Buffalo ever come back? That was the question posed by The New York Sun seven years ago. It’s a question a lot of people are asking today about The United Methodist Church, at least in Europe and North America. The answer for Buffalo, it appears, is turning out to be “yes.” In the case […]

On the power of faith

A boy named James wanted to be the most famous – and the wealthiest – maker and seller of cheese in the world, so he started a small business with a little wagon and a pony named Paddy. After making his cheese, he would load his wagon, and he and Paddy would drive into the […]