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Theology and Education
The Rev. William J. “Billy” Abraham, a longtime professor at Perkins School of Theology, is shown here at Perkins Chapel in Dallas in 2014. Abraham died Oct. 7 at 73. File photo by Hillsman Stuart Jackson, © Southern Methodist University.

Billy Abraham, traditionalist scholar, dies

Longtime Perkins School of Theology professor never shied from a debate but maintained friendships across the theological divide.
Faith Stories
The Rev. Taylor Boone serves communion during a July 11 service at Travis Park (United Methodist) Church in San Antonio. Boone, a lawyer as well as minister, died on Sept. 15, prompting an outpouring of appreciation for his ministry with the homeless and his role in expanding United Methodist-related health care in South Texas. Photo courtesy of Travis Park Church.

Lawyer-minister made a big difference

Many in Rio Texas Conference offer tributes to the late Rev. Taylor Boone, who expanded United Methodist-affiliated health care and ministered to the homeless, while maintaining a busy law practice.
Mission and Ministry
Barbara Boigegrain, top executive of Wespath Benefits and Investments, addresses the 2020 Pre-General Conference Briefing in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Boigegrain ready for life after Wespath

After 27 years leading The United Methodist Church’s pension agency through economic crises and toward investments that are ecologically and ethically sound, Barbara Boigegrain is retiring at the end of the year. She looks back at her tenure.
General Conference
Ruben T. Reyes, who was an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines and a longtime member of the United Methodist Judicial Council, died Sept. 13 at age 82. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Reyes, jurist for nation and church, dies

Justice Ruben T. Reyes served on both the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the top court of The United Methodist Church.

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