BURKE, Va. — Why did Jesus have to die? Was it because God needed to impute perfection to imperfect people or foster reconciliation between irreconcilable people? To the Rev. Morgan Guyton, “the way you answer that question will determine your understanding of atonement, orthodoxy, holiness, Biblical interpretation and just about every other major issue within …
“As the East Coast prepared for Hurricane Sandy, business was as usual at Drew Theological School,” wrote Ivelisse G. Castellano, a second-year Master of Divinity student and a Latino/Latina seminary recruiter for Drew, a United Methodist-related seminary.
Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey of the Louisiana Annual (regional) Conference; the Rev. Tom Hazelwood, head of the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s U.S. disaster relief team, and disaster relief coordinators from the Louisiana Conference this week toured areas in the state hard-hit by Hurricane Isaac. This is a report on what they found on the second day of the tour.