Bishop Sally Dyck

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Wednesday

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June 2014

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Schism: Gay-Free or Gay-Friendly?

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Let me see if I’ve got this straight right. There’s a group of large church pastors who think they’re bigger than The United Methodist Church and they are calling for an “amicable separation” based on their sense of a crisis of covenant, the willingness of some clergy to perform same-gender marriage in violation of the […]

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Thursday

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May 2014

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Caught in the Vortex of our Denomination

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  Rev. Caleb Hong is the pastor of Faith United Methodist Church in Orland Park, IL. And he is a good pastor. He cares deeply for the people of his church, including Ann and Holly Cook-Graver whose marriage he agreed to perform in spite of the fact that the Book of Discipline prohibits United Methodist […]

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Saturday

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May 2014

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Bring back our girls…and boys!

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We are all dismayed at the abduction of over 200 girls in Nigeria. The organization that kidnapped them, an extremist Muslim group, is called Boko Haram, whose name in the Hausa language literally means “Western education is a sin.” There is a justifiable fear that the girls are being sold and married to the militants […]

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Tuesday

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April 2014

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Saving Lives

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On Monday evening, April 28, 2014,dozens of United Methodists came together with residents of the 116th and Laflin community where Leonore Draper was shot and killed in front of her own home on April 26th. She was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church and well known in her church and community. She had […]

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Saturday

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April 2014

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Prayers for this Holy Saturday

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  On this Saturday between Good Friday and Easter morning, this woman—a mother, a grandmother, an aunt, a fellow citizen–weeping for her beloved family members and her country at large makes me think of Mary, the mother of Jesus, weeping for her son who suffered and died.  The agony in her face is intense and […]

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Friday

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March 2014

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A process and penalty for disobedience

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Yesterday I was arrested out of protest of our immigration laws which I believe are unjust and unmerciful.  Eleven hundred immigrants are deported everyday, including the parents of children born in the United States and are part of the DREAM act.  These deportations separate parents from children and break up families for years. Hundreds of […]

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Saturday

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March 2014

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Who moved my equipment?

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I try to work out a couple times a week.  I stop in my local fitness center after running a few miles and spend 30 minutes using the machines for resistance training.  The other morning I ran in and went to the back room where three of my favorite machines have resided since I joined. […]

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Tuesday

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February 2014

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An Immigrant Family at Risk

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  In my read-through-the Bible passage for Monday, February 17, 2014, there was one of those strange stories that appears in Genesis: the story of Abraham passing off his wife, Sarah, as his sister.  It happens twice with Abraham and again with Isaac (cf. Genesis 20:1-18 and also Gen. 12:10-20, 26:1-11).  Why would Abraham and […]

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Monday

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February 2014

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The Inspiration of Underdogs

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I don’t usually watch the Superbowl, but last night I did.  I rooted for the Seahawks because you can take the girl out of Washington State, but you can’t take Washington State out of the girl. But I probably would have rooted for the Seahawks anyway because they seemed to me going in to be […]

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Thursday

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January 2014

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Now is the time to act!

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At the city of Chicago’s Martin Luther King celebration, I was seated at the head table with the mayor.  Not bad except that it was a very large round table and with the noise in the room, it was impossible to have a conversation.  Next to me on the left was an empty space because […]

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