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A Deeply Felt Calling

By Ruth A. Burgner - The Mission Society turned 30 this year. I can hardly believe it. I remember learning about this ministry (then called “The Mission Society for United Methodists”) when it was newly born-- still just an idea really, a ...

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Bequi Flores: a Faithful Future for the United Methodist Church

Bequi Flores, a second year student at Asbury Theological Seminary and a member of Good News’ board of directors, is excited about leading a new congregation when she graduates in 2015. Her hope for the church is contagious. We’re thankful for ...

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Editorial: Methodism’s Late Hour

“So, let us not talk falsely now for the hour is getting late.” That line was written by Bob Dylan in the late 60’s. But it is apropos for The United Methodist Church in 2014. The hour is getting late. And it’s time to speak the truth. The ...

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The ‘Holy’ Spirit of Christ

By Peter Bellini - The Trinity is not an unsolvable riddle, a peripheral issue relegated to our theological appendix, or simply fuzzy math. No, the Trinity is the basic grammar and logic of our theology and practice. Three persons are interrelated ...

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When You Feel Like Giving Up

By B.J. Funk - Walt Disney could have given up on his dream. As a young man, he was fired from a Kansas City newspaper because his boss thought that he lacked creativity. He then raised $18,000 and created a company called Laugh-O-Gram in 1921. He ...

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Book Review: Homosexuality and the Church

Reviewed by Karen Booth - Some say that the church’s moral teaching on homosexuality is a non-essential issue compared to our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ. However, living a life of godly integrity in our sexual relationships is ...

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Who Has Spiritual Authority?

By Elizabeth Glass Turner - It’s a straightforward question, really, with a myriad of responses; but in today’s Christendom it plays havoc in the depths of this ocean we call “life together,” like a giant squid in an old horror film. Who ...

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In the News

On the eve of Passover

By Steve Beard "Lord, have mercy," was really the only exasperated prayer I could offer after hearing the news of a deranged neo-Nazi shooting people outside of a Jewish Community Center in Kansas. ...

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Orthodox Clergy and Theologians Seek a Way Forward in the UM Church’s Crisis

Sixty leading orthodox United Methodist pastors and theologians joined a conference call during the first week of April to discuss the deep divisions within The United Methodist Church. The consensus ...

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Responses to Good News statement about untenableness

Judging from the social media firestorm, there was lots of interest over the last several days in the statement from the Good News board of directors and staff that the current situation within United ...

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Good News finds present UM situation untenable

At their board meeting ending March 28, 2014, Good News staff and board members discussed at length the present reality: many of our bishops are unwilling to enforce the Book of Discipline and ...

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McElvaney suspended for performing same-sex wedding

Bishop Michael McKee has suspended the Rev. Bill McElvaney for performing a high-profile same-sex wedding in Dallas on March 1, 2014. News of the suspension was revealed in a message from McElvaney on ...

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Adam Hamilton’s “buckets” and responses from David Watson, Bill Arnold, and Brent White

In a recent promotional blog entry for his upcoming book on understanding the Bible, the Rev. Adam Hamilton utilized the case dismissal of the Rev. Thomas Ogletree to make his points. Ogletree, a ...

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Complaints Filed Against Bishop Melvin G. Talbert

DENVER – Complaints have been filed against Bishop Melvin G. Talbert alleging he has violated the sacred trust of his office.  Acting in accordance with United Methodist church law, a supervisory ...

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