The Candles of Advent

They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. Luke 2:9b-10 Asbury celebrates the four Sundays before Christmas by lighting one candle for each Sunday that signifies our...

Gatekeepers

During our last Annual Conference I could not get over feeling as though ministry had emerged over time to mean going to meetings to talk about the need to do ministry – or something like that. Over six decades of life I will admit that sometime ago I came to...

Love the One You’re With

I read a reflection written by Mandy Hackland a writer living in Johannesburgh, South Africa, this morning. Her reflection was on the text in Luke 12 where Jesus says: “Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I have come to divide people...