Author Archives: Jessica Brodie

Editor's Views April 25, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Love prevails

By Jessica Connor. Two sweet-faced young women and a grinning little boy lost their lives doing absolutely nothing but participating in a family-friendly activity: the Boston Marathon. Others now face life as an amputee. Countless more will surely struggle through Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. All because two world-hating men decided they wanted to make a statement, or something.

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News March 26, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Adopting an arrearage policy at AC 2013

By the Rev. Jeremy L. Howell. As a result of new language in the 2012 Book of Discipline, this year I have the responsibility as the Chairperson of the Commission on Equitable Compensation to present to the Annual Conference an Arrearage Policy.

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News March 26, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Let’s talk about sex—in church

By Jessica Connor. Talking about sex can be uncomfortable for many teens. So many questions swirl: Should I wait? Is this safe? What does the Bible say? Am I a bad person for thinking this?

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Editor's Views March 26, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Do something

By Jessica Connor. In our faith, I’ve heard it over and over again: once we are saved in Christ, it shouldn’t be enough to merely rest in the knowledge we are now guaranteed a spot in the Kingdom. While nothing we physically do can get us into heaven, once we are safely in the arms of Jesus, we’re not supposed to just sit around on our laurels, eat bonbons and rest comfortably in our state of grace.

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Bishop's Corner March 26, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

One shining moment

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. The question of what teams are in or out, who will be the bracket buster or who is in the field of sixty-eight all describe the NCAA basketball post-season called March Madness.  The culmination of this event is the crowning of a champion and its anticipated anthem of college basketball: One Shining Moment. 

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News February 26, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Vacation from the pain

By Jessica Connor. The Norman family, from Lynchburg, Va., knows what it’s like to experience pain. Since their son Nathan was 2, he has been battling one type of cancer after another, three different rounds of chemotherapy, three different drugs: first brain cancer, then a spinal cord tumor, and after a short reprieve, they recently discovered one of the tumors is growing again.

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News February 26, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Justice for our neighbors

By Jessica Connor. As immigration reform continues in its heated position at the center of many a political debate, United Methodist Women in South Carolina gathered Feb. 19 for what they do best: Advocate for what Jesus wants.

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News February 25, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

Pension—to provide or not to provide?

By Jessica Connor. Should the S.C. Annual Conference provide pension for part-time pastors—and if so, at what level? That question will come before more than 2,000 United Methodist clergy and laity June 9-12 when they gather at the Florence Civic Center for the conference’s yearly meeting.

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News February 25, 2013 posted by Jessica Brodie

S.C. Hunger Project

By Jessica Connor. The S.C. Conference is calling on every United Methodist in the state to do his or her part to fight hunger. It’s all happening June 11 in a one-day meal packing/food drive event during Annual Conference in Florence.

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