Two Books For The Church In Changing Times

Dr. David McAllister-Wilson, President of Wesley Seminary in Washington, D.C., and extension minister of the Alexandria District, has written a provocative book that pulls no punches about the challenges that face mainline Christianity these days also provides a...

An Important Book on Clergy Health

A milestone study of health among United Methodist clergy has been completed. For ten years, from 2007 to 2017, an intensive study focused on the ongoing health of UM clergy in North Carolina. The findings have been published in a surprisingly readable book...

Two Preaching Resources for Advent And Christmas

For those who are preparing sermons, or for those who enjoy thoughtful and inspiring preaching, I have come across two new resources for this Advent and Christmas season. The first is called Connections: A Lectionary Commentary for Preaching and...
The Book I Have Been Looking For

The Book I Have Been Looking For

The Book I Have Been Looking For With all of the conversation about our United Methodist Church’s way forward, I have been looking for a resource that will explore the issues from a clear and sustained theological perspective. My search is over with the recent...
August Book Review

August Book Review

August Book Review A new book from Tom Bandy Many churches on the Alexandria District have been blessed by the new trove of resources for understanding our neighborhoods and our possibilities for ministry through missioninsite.com. Over the past ten years, this...
July Book Review

July Book Review

July Book Review Bill Easum and Bill Tenny-Brittian have teamed up to offer a new book that could ignite a new missional energy in our existing United Methodist churches. They both have a deep love for the “mainline” Protestant church, of which the UMC is one. Out of...