All posts by shandonklein

Shandon Klein is currently a doctoral student in Religious Ethics at Southern Methodist University through the Graduate Program of Religious Studies. She is currently studying the role of religion and spirituality in the womanist ethic of resistance and the ethic of control. Shandon is a certified candidate for the order of Elder in the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church and a lay delegate to the 2022 General Conference. She was also recently elected as a student representative for the Board of the Society for Christian Ethics.

Bar of the Conference Podcast: Faces of the Future UMC

Latest Podcast Appearance It was an honor to be invited to speak on Bar of the Conference podcast with host Derrick Adkins, III. The podcast focus on United Methodist Church, it’s policy making and our hope for holy conferencing. I recount my winding road to becoming a General Conference Delegate for the North Texas Conference, the…

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Why I’m Still United Methodist: My Testimony

Audio Version I can remember the first time that I stepped foot in a United Methodist Church. I grew up Episcopalian, so I had been used to a very “high church,” “smells and bells” kind of experience. You know. Those liturgical gymnastics kind of services (sit, kneel, stand, kneel, sit, stand…) The services that have…

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Sermon: “Love Your Enemies” – First United Methodist Church Richardson, February 28, 2021

Sermon Context I was asked by my home church of First United Methodist Church Richardson to guest preach online during their sermon series, “Timeless” that was digging deeper into the Sermon on the Mount. As I prepared for this sermon, it became clear that the lens that my social location affords me colors my perspective…

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