Elizabeth Glass Turner

Elizabeth Glass Turner is the Associate Director for Community and Creative Development at World Methodist Evangelism. She is also the editor of www.wesleyanaccent.com.


Latest Articles

Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ When Curiosity is Christ-Like

Curiosity about others, curiosity about their lives, opens us up to opportunities to acknowledge and reflect their value: they are worth noticing. In a distracted world, this is explosively powerful.


Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ Why Congregations Must Embrace Awkwardness

As a friend put it recently, people are uncomfortable with their lack of control; if Bad Thing A can happen to you, then maybe it could happen to me – so let’s find something you did that caused it. That way, I feel safe again.


Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ The Pastor’s Almanac: A News Rundown for Tired Reverends

While the calendar reads January 29th, it can feel like a year’s worth of news and activity has already taken place.


Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ Testify: Many Voices, One Song

We are pleased to share a rich chorus of voices who have answered questions posed in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr Day.


India: World Methodist Evangelism on the Road

Executive Director Dr. Kimberly Reisman is making her first foray to India, the ancient, heavily populated country bridging land and sea in south central Asia.


Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ Resolutions: The Problem of Shibboleth in 2018

This is what happens when we employ shibboleths. We don’t engage in critical thinking, we don’t assume the value of the other person, and we don’t speak with kindness to or about those outside the boundaries of our groups.


Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ In the Christmas Stillness

Christmas stillness is deep, underlying peace that bookends our days, whether they are good or bad, joyful or tragic.


Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ Advent Classic: Receiving Christmas

Truth is, it’s hard to feel Not Your Best or Not Your Holiest at Christmas when you love the season and deeply want to create space for others to worship.


Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ Excuses, Excuses: Common Sense, Morality, and the Divine Revelation of God

Beware the excuse that lets you off the hook, or lets your friends, your ideological companions, or your heroes off the hook.


Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ A Cold and Broken Thanksgiving

For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.