The New Reformation

Isaiah 43: 19, MSG

Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?


I had a memory the the other day. It was my 7th grade year at Hopewell Jr. High in West Chester. Hopewell Jr. High School is located next to our family church Faith Community UMC where I was also confirmed in my 7th grade year. I had struck up a friendship with my art teacher, Kathy Davis, who was a member of Forest Chapel UMC in the Springdale area. On the last Sunday of October that year, Reformation Sunday, Kathy picked me up and brought me to church for their celebration. Now in Methodism we don’t often celebrate Reformation Sunday, but I think that maybe we should because we are living in a...continue reading