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A Fasting Aversion

by Brian Buterbaugh, Wabash Conference pastor

I hate fasting. There I said it. I hate preaching about fasting, I hate reading about fasting, I hate hearing sermons about fasting, and I hate participating in fasting.

I know what you are …

Spiritual Hunger

by Yvonne Roller

The delight of eating a meal together is relished in kitchens and restaurants throughout the world.

Friends prepare a new recipe. Adventurous folks take a bite of food from another tradition, surprised by the delicious unfamiliar combinations …

Seminars to link faith, nursing

In the days leading up to General Conference 2011, nurses and other medical professionals will gather at Roberts Wesleyan College to discuss how to promote health and wholeness in their congregations and communities.

Participants will learn about the concept of …

Fasting Better Than Fun

by Bishop David Roller

Fasting’s not fun, it’s better than that.

Of course a fast serves as a regular call to prayer; every time our body asks for food it reminds us to pray (like an organic alarm clock) — …

Savoring a Fast

by Tim Huff
(Originally printed in March-April 2001 Light & Life)

Like many Americans, I grew up hearing my parents chide, “Eat all the food on your plate — children are starving in India.” But in our home it went …

Wisdom Chaser: Finding My Father at 14,000 Feet by Nathan Foster

SAU’s Foster to do signing at GC11

Wisdom Chaser: Finding My Father at 14,000 Feet by Nathan FosterBy Abram Book

Spring Arbor University Professor Nathan Foster will attend Free Methodist General Cnference 2011 (GC11) to promote and sign copies of his book, “Wisdom Chaser: Finding My Father at 14,000 Feet,” released in April of 2010.

“So many …

Fasting and Spiritual Warfare

by Bishop David Kendall

In the first three gospels Jesus is baptized, anointed and filled with the Holy Spirit, and immediately driven into the wilderness by the Spirit to be tempted by the Evil One. That all these gospels record …

Prayer to Unify: Feb 21-27


Prayer to Unify

As we unite in prayer let’s consider a quote from E.M. Bounds, a man known to have a life saturated with the Word and prayer and the fruit to testify to it. This quote calls us …

Prayer to Unify: Feb 14-20


The Super Bowl has passed. Some of us are exuberantly relieved and others are let down to the same degree. This cultural phenomenon creates for us a strong picture of what it means to unify in prayer.…

Prayer to Unify: Feb 7-13


The Lord sets high standards.  Here are a few from Matthew:

  • But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment;
  • If someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let