Christian Living

Local Church
Billie Jean Baker has an apartment now but for about three years had no home of her own and often slept outside Dallas’ Oaklawn United Methodist Church. She recently received a Harry Denman Evangelism Award for helping the church expand its ministry with the homeless. Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

Evangelism award winner slept outside church

Billy Jean Baker is honored for using her personal experience with homelessness to help Dallas’ Oak Lawn United Methodist Church open its doors wider.
Theology and Education
A view of the statue "Christ the Redeemer" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Scripture is Matthew 5:44. Photo by Jose Guertzenstein, courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: How do we love our enemies?

Many Christians struggle with this question. Even when it's hard, we are called to love our enemies.
Social Concerns
Since the Church’s inception, Methodists have been actively involved in social and political matters in order to build a more peaceful and just world. Graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Is The United Methodist Church involved in politics?

Can United Methodists be politically active? The Social Principles offer guidance about the interaction of church and politics.
Social Concerns
Congressman John Lewis speaks during a 2009 worship service at the historic Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Selma, Ala., during the 44th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the 1965 Selma-Montgomery Voting Rights March. “We were prepared to walk from here to Montgomery,” he said. “We were prepared to take a beating, to give a little blood. Selma, Selma, Selma helped liberate all of us.” File photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UM News.

Lewis, Vivian proved faith can change a nation

The Revs. John Lewis and C.T. Vivian were models of authentic religion, said United Methodists who are still inspired by their lives of faith.

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