Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton writes his final article for the Michigan Area and reflects upon the past eight years as bishop.
In his June 2012 article, Michigan Area Bishop Jonathan Keaton shares a message he delivered to the Novi: Amen Korean UMC during the consecration service for their new building.
In his May 2012 article, Michigan Area Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton writes about the events at the 2012 General Conference session.
Michigan Area Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton recounts God's involement in a recent travel experience in his April 2012 article.
In his message to the Michigan Area for Bishop's Day 2012, Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton links the theme of Global Health to a famous hymn.
Michigan Area Bishop Jonthan D. Keaton reflects upon The United Methodist Church and the New York Giants' recent run to the Super Bowl XLVI title in his latest article.
Michigan Area Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton talks about the upcoming Bishop's Day events, which are themed around improving health globally.
Michigan Area Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton has authored a pair of poems for the Christmas season.
Michigan Area Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton shares his message for Thanksgiving 2011 in this blog posting.
Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton reflects on his recent trip to the North Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops in his monthly blog.
Michigan Area Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton reflects upon how he was reminded of God during his recent surgery and recovery.
A number of months ago, I asked both Extended Cabinets to go out and preach on the Mission of the Church. I know; it was probably out of their comfort zone to do so. Weren’t there more exciting and/or relevant things to do than to focus on making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world? Budgets had to be raised. Apportionments paid. Petitions for General Conference had to be crafted. But they went and preached enhancing the churches knowledge or understanding of the Great Commission. They planted seeds for the kingdom with their lips and lives. St. Francis of Assisi put it this way “Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”
Bishop Keaton shares his thoughts as he prepares for Good Friday.
Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton shares his thoughts about the second weekend of Bishop's Day 2011.
Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton is calling on all Michigan United Methodists to pray and give in response to the major earthquake in Japan.
Michigan Area Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton shares his thoughts after the first weekend of Bishop's Day 2011 events
A pastoral letter from Michigan Area Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton to those who attended the 2011 Bishop's Day events across the Michigan Area. (includes video)
To every clergy and layperson in the Michigan Area of the United Methodist Church, thank you for the work of ministry that occurred in your church and community on God’s behalf. Because of what the church does, the world is a better place. However, we have miles to go before our world can be what to be. Hence, we look ahead to the next part of our ministerial journey. A month ago, I asked members of the Extended Cabinet and Leadership Team to preach on the mission of the church in at least four churches. We cannot be reminded too often of the purpose of all we say and do. Whether they come to your church or not, I urge you to read study and reflect on The Great Commission Mt. 28:16-20 during the month of February. It will help prepare you to participate in Bishop’s Day.