Posts by Category: Views

This is the category for Advocate editorials and other viewpoints.

Editor's Views May 22, 2017 posted by

God does miracles … even this

By Jessica Brodie. God can do all things. He made the universe. He made the world. He made us all. He has a plan, and He always works all things to His good purpose. And that is why—even amid arguments and worries and legal disputes and other ways we simple, non-divine human beings attempt to solve problems—I am resting calmly, safely and securely in the faith that God is with us all and will see us through everything.

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God does miracles … even this
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Bishop's Corner May 22, 2017 posted by

Making an impact

By Bishop L. Jonathan Holston. When I think about Annual Conference, it has always been a time of reinforcing our identity, mission and ministry as a community of faith. In other words, we are people who love God, seek to do God’s will, love and cherish each other and treat others with dignity and honesty, as well as people who build bridges of understanding and peace. This is who we are, what we do and why it matters…

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Making an impact
Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS
Bishop's Corner April 25, 2017 posted by

Expecting great things

Bishop Jonathan Holston writes about the 2017 South Carolina Annual Conference, what he calls “a blessed time to gather for praise, worship, service and holy conferencing.”

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Expecting great things
Photo by Matt Brodie. Last year’s Annual Conference attendees share a service of Holy Communion together.
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

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