The United Methodist Church is not perfect, but it has grown since the days of whites and blacks being forced to worship in separate pews. Perhaps, during this year's General Conference and in the demanding days ahead, some of those lessons learned will be transferred to those marginalized for their queerness.
The moisture forming in my eyes caused the screen to grow blurry. The emotion was so heavy that I was having difficulty comprehending the words. On June 23, 2014 around 5:30pm in Grand Saline, Texas, Rev. Charles Moore walked to the front of his car in the middle of a Dollar General parking lot and placed a burning match to his head.
Stone soup is simple: Each person contributes just one ingredient to a pot containing water and a stone. Through cooperation and involvement of an entire community, a nourishing, delicious meal for all is created. Today in Soweto, South Africa we had the privilege of seeing this children's story come to life.