October 2012

What is your slavery footprint?

Slavery Footprint, is a tool you can use to help give you a better idea of how you as an individual might be complicit in modern-day slavery. The problem of forced child labor is not only present in the chocolate industry, but in many other industries across the globe. We... read more»

Posted by Joe Kim on October 31, 2012

Christ bore the cross — Atlas shrugged

A recent governor of our state, who is a former lay preacher in his denomination, is reported to have said that his two favorite books were the Holy Bible and Ayn Rand’s Altas Shrugged. If this is true, someone should ask him, “Sir, which of those have... read more»

Posted by Charles Brockwell Jr. (Kentucky) on October 25, 2012

Supply and Demand: Profit over People?

A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark. Chinese proverb “There but for the grace of God go I”, is a phrase that I hear frequently from people reflecting on pain and suffering, and I must admit, it... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on October 16, 2012

Some Thoughts On Stewardship

This week I got a Stewardship Card in the mail from the church. It mentioned John Wesley’s sermon on “The Use of Money.” I decided to check it out. I started by scanning it. It is long, 10 pages. Never once did it mention mortgage, car... read more»

Posted by Steve Bruck, St. George’s United Methodist Church (Fairfax VA) on October 16, 2012

The Church Needs to Stand With Malala Yousafzai

For the Church, standing with the oppressed is not optional; it is our Christian duty, it is who we are as followers of Jesus.  That is why the church needs to stand up for the powerful witness of Malala Yousafzai, a 14 year old Pakistani girl who, because of her... read more»

Posted by Clayton Childers on October 10, 2012

Celebrating Children’s Sabbath

The United Methodist Church has designated the second weekend of October of each calendar year as the Children’s Sabbath. The national observation of Children’s Sabbath, sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), is “a way for faith communities to celebrate children as sacred... read more»

Posted by Joe Kim on October 04, 2012