Megan England

OKWU announces president-elect Dr. Jim Dunn

OKWU announces president-elect Dr. Jim Dunn

Dr. Jim Dunn is the newly-elected sixth president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Dunn’s election was announced on March 15, at the end of the Spring 2019 OKWU Board of Trustees meeting.   “The Board of Trustees of Oklahoma Wesleyan University is pleased to...
Remembered: March 14, 2019

Remembered: March 14, 2019

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received through March 1 – March 14. Rev. Joseph N. Blazier II (80) died March 7. He pastored in Indiana and Florida. View other Remembered posts. To...
Wesleyans in the news: March 14

Wesleyans in the news: March 14

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. SWU graduate writes first children’s book Brandi Roper, a graduate of...
How love and pro-life ministry mix

How love and pro-life ministry mix

 Learn more About Voices Blogs  A decade ago, my wife and I found ourselves on an abortion clinic sidewalk for the first time. In college, one of our high school classmates had left a life of partying and pills to follow Jesus. He had become a street preacher. John...
Trusting God’s trajectory

Trusting God’s trajectory

 Learn more About Voices Blogs  “The Eagle has landed.” Those words changed humanity forever. This coming July the world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of humanity landing on the moon. July 22 will mark the anniversary of when Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and...
Wesleyans in the news: February 28

Wesleyans in the news: February 28

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Kentucky church experiences wind damage Sunday morning Strong winds caused...
Remembered: February 28, 2019

Remembered: February 28, 2019

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received through February 14 – February 28. Dr. Byron Tippey (96) died February 28. He served on the General Board of The Wesleyan Church from 1970 –...
Global Partners missionaries reflect on Haiti evacuation

Global Partners missionaries reflect on Haiti evacuation

“My heart is broken for the people we had to leave behind!” This is just one reflection from Global Partners missionaries who were forced to evacuate Haiti in February because of unrest and violence in the country. The escalating unrest caused the U.S. Embassy to...
Holding on for dear life

Holding on for dear life

 Learn more About Voices Blogs  The hospital gown wasn’t doing me any favors, as my bottom was still exposed. The nurse pulled me into a hug position, squeezed my elbows, and told me that I was “doing great.” It felt like bee stings as the needle entered my spine. My...
A call to prayer for United Methodist Church Special Session

A call to prayer for United Methodist Church Special Session

Dear Wesleyan Church family, Our Wesleyan sisters and brothers in The United Methodist Church (UMC) will be convening at a Special Session of their General Conference called by the UMC Council of Bishops February 23-26. Their purpose, as stated on the UMC website, “is...
Personal reflections on The Gathering

Personal reflections on The Gathering

Attendees of The Gathering were asked if they wanted to comment on their experience during the three-day pastor and spouse event in Orlando last month. The Gathering goal was for attendees to be “encouraged, inspired and engaged at a deeper level with each other,...
Wesleyans in the news: February 14

Wesleyans in the news: February 14

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Wesleyan churches host “Night to Shine” Two Wesleyan churches hosted “Night...
Remembered: February 14, 2019

Remembered: February 14, 2019

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received through February 1 – February 13. Rev. Charles McCallum (95) died January 31. He pastored in Oklahoma, New York and Vermont and served as a...
The power of Scripture in daily life

The power of Scripture in daily life

 Learn more About Voices Blogs  A friend told me about a conversation she had with her adult son. He never darkens the door of a church and resists the idea of church attendance any time she mentions it, but he amazed her with his knowledge of Scripture. Apparently,...
The awakening convergence

The awakening convergence

 Learn more About Voices Blogs  Her voice shouts out prayers from the front porch of the church. She calls out, screaming for a place to sleep, for safety, for provision. Praising Jesus followed with moaning and groaning. She calls out for God to fight for her against...
Holy math!

Holy math!

Math was my favorite subject in high school. I remember how excited I was to be in class and run to the board every time the teacher asked who knew the answer to an equation. I was terrible at history and geography, but numbers have been a passion since I was a kid....
Remember when?

Remember when?

“Whatever became of …?” Or “remember when …?” These were frequent questions over the course of a recent “mini reunion” of my parents and siblings in Barbados. As we gathered, made final preparations and celebrated our parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, outbursts of...
The Gathering general sessions now available for download

The Gathering general sessions now available for download

The Wesleyan Church’s Education and Clergy Development has made general sessions from The Gathering Thriving Clergy Conference 2019 available as free downloads at The Wesleyan Church’s Resource Center. See Resources For a recap of The Gathering, click...
Pray the date

Pray the date

I remain humbled by the privilege of serving as your General Superintendent. Thank you, once again, for entrusting me with this responsibility. I continuously ask for the Lord’s leading and your counsel as we seek to transform lives, churches and communities through...
One ministry, many partners

One ministry, many partners

Muskegon is a city that is beginning to dream again. Located on the coast of West Michigan it has, for decades, been a mix of high-end vacation homes along the coast with people living in extreme urban poverty in the city’s core neighborhoods. In the late 1970s, my...
The Wesleyan Church and sanctity of life

The Wesleyan Church and sanctity of life

In light of the recent Reproductive Health Act passed in the state of New York, The Wesleyan Church encourages its leaders and laypersons to read its Position Statement on the Sanctity of Life. The Wesleyan Church firmly believes in the sanctity of life, and this...
Grace before grace

Grace before grace

It was an overcast, drizzly day in November when I sat in a local restaurant in Pristina, Kosovo, listening with increasing interest to a new, yet familiar, story. Entering the smoke-filled, pub-like restaurant, mostly made up of men sitting around small round tables,...