Posts by Category: Bishop’s Corner

Columns by the resident bishop of the South Carolina United Methodist Conference

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
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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.
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
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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
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Bishop's Corner April 25, 2016 posted by

The big picture

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. “You’ve got to see the bigger picture!” Frankly, I do not know who is given credit for this phrase, but it shares a significant insight…

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The big picture
Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications
Bishop's Corner February 24, 2016 posted by

One Great Hour of Sharing

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. It is recorded that the great sage of baseball life, Yogi Berra, stated, “You can see a lot by observing.” Indeed, when we take the time and energy to observe the world around us, we can see quite a bit that helps us understand what we believe. Often we have a tendency to close our eyes to the world around us and miss the opportunity to make a difference.

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One Great Hour of Sharing
Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS
Bishop's Corner November 28, 2015 posted by

A promise that changes the world

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. Over the years we have developed a bad habit. Our problem is that we have become so familiar with the Christmas story that we no longer even stop to consider what it really means.

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A promise that changes the world
Photo by Steven Kyle Adair, United Methodist Communications
Bishop's Corner August 24, 2015 posted by

Two words

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. It has been said that “when spoken together at just the right moment, there are two words that have amazing life-changing power.” These two words possess the capacity to breathe into us new life, to lift burdens and calm fears as well as to inspire hope.”

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Two words
Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

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