Posts by Category: Views

This is the category for Advocate editorials and other viewpoints.

Editor's Views January 25, 2017 posted by

We’re not in this alone

By Jessica Brodie. One of the best things about being a mom is the chance to see the world through the unique and innocent eyes of my children. It’s amazing to me how they view the world, whether it’s the simple beauties of nature to how our nation dialogues about politics. And one of the most rewarding of these fresh perspectives has been the way I have come to look at friendship—courtesy of my 9-year-old daughter, Avery.

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We’re not in this alone
Photo by Jessica Brodie.
Bishop's Corner January 25, 2017 posted by

Breathing deeply

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. As we continue to seek a more excellent way, I share with you words from a good friend and colleague indicating the best of devotion to God and community.

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Breathing deeply
Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS
Editor's Views December 28, 2016 posted by

Shared stories, shared understanding

Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie announces the newspaper will continue another 10 months with something that has been one of her personal favorite projects since she became editor six-and-a-half years ago: the South Carolina Stories of Racial Awakening Project.

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Shared stories, shared understanding
Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications
Bishop's Corner December 28, 2016 posted by

Cheerful giving

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. When was the last time you heard the refrain, “It is better to give than to receive”? If the truth be told, we hear it all the time, especially this time of year.

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Cheerful giving
Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications
Editor's Views November 21, 2016 posted by

A day can change everything

Our family lost the best dog in the world yesterday afternoon, the day before the Advocate went to press, and we never saw it coming. And as I muddle through grief, I’m left with one key thought that won’t let me go: Treasure what you have while you have it, because life is painfully, tragically short, and those you love can be gone before you can even say goodbye. By Jessica Brodie.

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A day can change everything
Scout Brodie. Photo by Matt Brodie
Guest Views November 20, 2016 posted by

St. Andrew By-the-Sea opens second campus in Bluffton

What if there are many congregations in South Carolina who have just the vision, trust and desire to create new ministries in other campuses? As St. Andrew By-the-Sea moves into the next phase, other congregations prayerfully consider following their model. A guest column by the Rev. Sara White, director of congregational development.

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St. Andrew By-the-Sea opens second campus in Bluffton
The Rev. Daniel Burbage (left) prays with members about the new SABTS campus.
Editor's Views September 29, 2016 posted by

Listen, understand, heal

Mass protests. Riots. Tear gas. Violence. Pain. Our nation is hurting. What are we, as followers of Christ, going to do about it? An editorial by Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie.

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Listen, understand, heal
Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

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