Observations

Class Meetings: Laity as the Key

We continue our look at class meetings and class leaders by taking a look at a pilot project in the Great West District in Nebraska, where Pastor Mark Baldwin is helping mentor a class leader. We also talk to Lisa Maupin, Great Plains Conference lay leader, about the way the class meeting model can help…Read more »

Class Meetings: Why Now?

Class meetings — with strong class leaders — were among the ways the Methodist movement spread westward and through the prairies of the United States. But could looking to the denomination’s past help laity and churches pave the way to a brighter, more vital future? In this first of several episodes about class meetings, host…Read more »

Response to Racism

In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis — and following our previous episode titled “Black Lives Matter,” we explore how people can respond to help end racism. In this episode, we talk openly about what white people can do to help, and we explore what it means when we say “white…Read more »

Black Lives Matter

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Memorial Day weekend 2020 sparked outrage. Video of the incident shows a police officer with his knee pressed down on the man’s neck for almost nine minutes. In response, people have taken to the streets in protest. They are voicing their anger and telling their stories. This…Read more »

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— Todd Seifert