Reflection: Tempted in the Wilderness

Where does the 46 days (40 when we subtract the Sundays) of Lent come from? We trace it back to the 40 days and 40 nights Jesus spent in the Judean wilderness following his baptism in the Jordan River. Jesus spent time preparing for the critical ministry ahead. During that time, Jesus was tempted by…Read more »

Great Plains Laity Summit

Jesus tells his believers to make disciples. That’s not a command just for clergy. Laity actually play the biggest part, but that important role requires leadership. The Great Plains Conference of The United Methodist Church will host its first Laity Summit on March 21 in Kearney, Nebraska. In this episode, Todd talks with Shane Warta,…Read more »