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Coming Home

By Chaplain Jim Lewis I’m finally home from my deployment, sleeping in my own bed, having home-cooked food again and everything else the home front brings! MOST of that is GREAT! However, along with the joys of coming home are always the challenges that all of us face. And statistics consistently show that coming home …

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Chaplains: part of the medical team

By Chaplain Chris Madison As an eight year old child I was hospitalized for an evening at St. Margaret Mercy Hospital in Hammond suffering with asthma. My parents went home, and I found myself in a big pediatrics ward, one where there were multiple beds and a lot of kids. This was in 1960. Hospitals …

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An Invitation to Repentance

By Rev. Glen Chebon Kernell Jr. Those of the Christian faith have entered into one of the most sacred times of the Christian year, the Lenten season.  Many of our communities began a process of fasting, prayer and repenting.  Many even placed ashes upon their foreheads as signs of contrition and new beginnings. As people …

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Global Ministries Statement on Human Rights for All People

United Methodists are increasingly aware of the violation of human rights through the criminalization of homosexuality in countries such as Uganda, Nigeria, Russia, and India. These unjust measures reflect a concerning trend as reports indicate that five countries make homosexuality a capital offense, and imprisonment is possible in 66 countries.   This kind of legislation predictably …

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