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Good to gather

Even if you’re an introvert, go and gather. Even if there’s strife, go and gather. Even if you’re tired, go and gather. In this time of discontent in the church, we need this more than we know. By Jessica Brodie.

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Oh, what a night

In a season when every heart should be happy and light, many of us struggle with burdens that threaten to steal our joy. A column by Bishop L. Jonathan Holston.

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Yes, we can

It’s not about how much money we bring in—it’s about how we let God move through what we have. By Jessica Brodie.

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Extravagant generosity

Giving is about a joy so great we can’t contain it and want to share it. It’s about the ministry made possible through the gifts we offer and the transformation that giving makes possible in us. It is about trusting that God is, indeed, able to provide every blessing in abundance.

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Spirit, lead me—and lead us all

The Spirit within spurs us on to a bright tomorrow, a tomorrow filled with new ministries and new hope, awake and refreshed and ready to do all the Lord calls us to do. By Jessica Brodie.

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Choose hope

But no matter what life throws at you, you’ve got to have hope. By Bishop L. Jonathan Holston.

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Navigating the waiting space

After the turmoil and hurt feelings surrounding separation and disaffiliation, as well as the angst over what is General Conference going to do (or not do), many of us are stuck in an uncomfortable and unsettled place of uncertainty. By Jessica Brodie.

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Catching our breath

If we trust that God cares for all of creation, then why would we question God’s care for us? A column by Bishop L. Jonathan Holston

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Our differences make us better

Our church is better because of the differences among us that help us discern God‘s will and keep us from dangerous tunnel vision in the midst of everything. I think it makes us stronger and more adaptable people as well. An editorial by Jessica Brodie.

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More than enough

We have now concluded the 2023 session of the South Carolina Annual Conference. Our first session together in four years outdid any expectations we may have had. A column by Bishop L. Jonathan Holston.

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