Observations

The Color of Law

Richard Rothstein started exploring how segregation impacted education. What he discovered was how detrimental policies set by federal agencies deliberately held down African Americans regarding housing. As a result, Black Americans have not been able to build wealth, they live near more environmental hazards and have continued to be treated as second-class citizens. Rothstein records…Read more »

Let’s Talk About Race

We may never be able to conquer racism if we don’t start openly talking about racism and the way it impacts our entire society. In this episode, Todd talks with the Rev. Kathy Williams, an African-American pastor serving a small town in Kansas, who talks about the silence she observed after the death of George…Read more »

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 »

I believes the world would be a better place if more people understood the love that Jesus Christ has for them and the sacrifice he made on their behalf.

I find the love of God inspiring, and that’s my vision for this website. Through my weekly podcasts, occasional blogs and photos, I hope to share some inspiration and help others come to a better understanding of their faith.

The stories and photos posted here are dedicated to what I find inspiring, and I hope that you do, too.

— Todd Seifert