Letters to the Editor

Rest for the weary

You are blessed to experience Sabbath rest (Word from Winkler — A paradoxical experience). The poor of which you speak get none. 

Sent by Mary Driver-Downs (Fairfax, Virginia) on August 20, 2013

Get real

It is cheaper to assist in birth control than to have women keep getting pregnant and delivering infants that require much medical care and soon she needs much care because of the poor care she receied delivering these babies (Take action... read more»

Sent by WalthaGaye Leavitt (Crystal, Michigan) on August 20, 2013

A response to a paradoxical experience

I attend First Glendale United Methodist Church, which has a small but active Church & Society committee (Word from Winkler — A paradoxical experience). Last Sunday we had a program on mental illness. We showed a DVD produced by the... read more»

Sent by The Rev. Antonio Flores (Los Angeles, California) on August 19, 2013

A New Day for our time

Thanks for spotlighting the genuine working of a new ministry for a new day (Crossing boundaries). I often see churches captive to their situation instead of capturing the situation for the sake of God. New Day's approach is an... read more»

Sent by Don Matthews, PhD (Boulder, Colorado) on August 19, 2013

2-fisted preaching

Karl Barths once said that when the preacher goes into the pulpit he/she has the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other. I don't hear any words in our churches the are in the newspaper (Word... read more»

Sent by Keith Pohl (Mason, Michigan) on August 19, 2013

‘Sanitize’ social issues

Speaking from the perspective of a lifetime Methodist, who is now 71 and the Social Action Coordinator of my local United Methodist Women's Unit, I am very much in agreement with Jim Winkler's belief that "many people are apathetic about social concerns." (read more»

Sent by Betty Koval (White House, Tennessee) on August 19, 2013

Rethinking malaria emphasis

I was so pleased to read this article by the Rev. Clayton Childers (Rethink understanding of malaria). I have been extremely frustrated lately by the tremendous over-emphasis  by The United Methodist Church's campaign regarding malaria on this narrow... read more»

Sent by Gayle Woods (Boise, Idaho) on August 13, 2013

A real inspiration

Jim Winkler has been a real inspiration to me in my faith journey (Word from Winkler — A ministry to complete)! I have shared this website with my church family. Jim is truly a "gifted" writer and I realize he... read more»

Sent by Cynthia Wedding (Prospect, Kentucky) on August 13, 2013

Origami peace cranes

Little did I know that the origami crane symbolizes peace (1,000 peace cranes take flight). Thank you so very much for this important information. I let my granddaughter, 8 years old, read this article. She made several origami cranes she learned by... read more»

Sent by Mercedita Cueto (Vallejo, California) on August 12, 2013

Take this to heart

One thing about Jim Winkler is that he has become so predictable (Word from Winkler — A ministry to complete). His little story about something that happened 20 years ago apparently happened to pop into his head in the aftermath of... read more»

Sent by Vincent Ciro (Wantagh, New York) on August 12, 2013

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