“Bodies, Oppression, and Gospel” is the theme for the 2017 edition of WellSprings Journal. Our theme verse, “The Word became flesh and lived among us” (John 1:14a), calls us to embrace the embodiment of God’s grace through Christ. How have we as a church lived out that call? What is the gospel, the good news, of our physical bodies? In what ways do the power dynamics of oppression negate the embodiment of Christ? Where is gospel reflected and celebrated in our human relationships? Where is gospel denied in our sexuality, our politics, and our economics? This edition offers insights and stories from across the connection that challenge us to look clearly at the incarnational nature of our faith.
2019 – Unity in the Church
2018 – Claim Who We Are in Christ
2017 – Bodies, Oppression, and Gospel
2016 – Birthing a Worldwide Church
2015 – Clergywomen Lead Vital Congregations
2014 – Empowerment for All
2013 – What Next?
2012 – What Does the Lord Require of Us?
2011 – See, I am Doing a New Thing
2010 – Voicing Truth With Grace
PDF archive – 1987 to 2009
Subscribe to have new episodes delivered to your mobile device.
WellSprings, A Journal of United Methodist Clergywomen, is published by the Division of Ordained Ministry, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
Editor: HiRho Y. Park
Managing Editor: Barbara A. Dick
Editorial Circle: Patricia Bonilla, Neelley Hicks, Anita Phillips, Jacqui Rose-Tucker, Trudy Hawkins Stringer