Ron McClung

Forsake the phone

Forsake the phone

I read recently about a study that showed 71 percent of Americans go to bed with their smartphone and 25 percent admitted to falling asleep at least once with the phone still in their hands. Researchers asked more than 90,000 participants to wear a wrist-work...
Northeast District merger is complete

Northeast District merger is complete

Delegates from the Northeast District and the Penn-Jersey District met at Bethany Wesleyan Church in Cherryville, Pennsylvania, on Friday, June 8, to complete their merger, forming the new Northeast District. The new district conference elected Dr. Karl Eastlack...
Ink marks and crimson stains

Ink marks and crimson stains

The telephone rang at 7:00 a.m. and the staff hurried to Mamie Eisenhower’s bedroom. When they knocked and entered, they discovered big black spots all over the sheets, covers, pink dust-ruffle, headboard, everything. To be exact, they were “dabs and blotches and...
Graham’s secret for staying connected to God

Graham’s secret for staying connected to God

We all learned this week of Billy Graham’s transfer to heaven at the age of 99. What an extraordinary life! He preached the gospel to more people than any other Protestant minister in history – an estimated 2.2 billion. Millions responded by surrendering their lives...
Socks, shoes and a lot of love

Socks, shoes and a lot of love

A friend told this story some time ago. It seems a little boy about ten years old was standing before a shoe store on Broadway, barefoot, peering through the window, and shivering with cold. A lady approached the boy and said, “Say, little fellow, why are you looking...
First “urban missional church” is approved

First “urban missional church” is approved

Norwood Wesleyan Church in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has earned the distinction as the first Wesleyan congregation to be designated as an urban missional church. At General Conference 2016, delegates approved a new designation for local churches. A church may qualify...