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Perseverance of the Faithful

By Rob Renfroe- I guess I got to the party a little late. I became associated with Good News in 2009 when I was honored to be named president. At that point, the ministry had already existed for over forty years. Immediately after accepting ...

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Maxie Dunnam Receives UM Renewal Award

At its most recent meeting, the Good News Board of Directors bestowed the Ed Robb Jr. United Methodist Renewal Award on the Rev. Dr. Maxie Dunnam, pastor, author, seminary president, and former world editor of The Upper Room. The award is ...

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Remembering Thomas C. Oden

By Steve Beard- Professor Thomas C. Oden was the prime agitator to the agony and ecstasy of my seminary experience. It was wading through 1,400 pages of his three volume systematic text books that introduced me to his dear friends Athanasius, ...

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Witness to Hope

By Steve Beard- Looking back upon the 1960s, Good News was launched in an era bookended by the smoking barrels of assassin rifles, the fleeting banter of “God is dead” dogma, a Cuban missile crisis, attack dogs lunging at civil rights ...

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Methodism’s Silent Minority

By Charles W. Keysor, Founding editor of Good News- Editor’s note: This article jumpstarted the Good News movement. Dr. Keysor died in 1985. Today, evangelicals within United Methodism are no longer a silent minority. Instead, they are an ...

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The Making of a Movement

By James V. Heidinger II- The Rev. Charles W. Keysor, a Methodist pastor in Elgin, Illinois, published the first issue of a digest-size magazine for Methodist evangelicals out of the basement of his parsonage in 1967. At the suggestion of his ...

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Coming Out of Exile

By Riley Case- The 1960s were not a good time for evangelicals. For one thing, the Methodist liberal establishment did not even want to admit evangelicals were evangelicals. When I went to the head of the chapel committee at my Methodist seminary ...

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In the News

Just Resolution Announced in Complaint Filed Against Bishop Julius Trimble

By Walter Fenton- On February 15, Bishop Laurie Haller of the Iowa Episcopal Area confirmed that a church trial had been averted regarding a complaint filed against Bishop Julius Trimble of the ...

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An Invitation to Endless Church Conflict

By Walter Fenton- Most United Methodists have long recognized the debate over the church's sexual ethics and its teachings on marriage has reached an impasse. However, a legal brief submitted to ...

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Apportionments and the Viability of a Connectional Church

By Walter Fenton- Some United Methodists are pleased to pay them, others have come to loathe them, and still others have little or no idea they are contributing to them when they tithe and make ...

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The United Methodist Church Change in Financial Position Apportionment Funds December 31, 2016

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Reclaiming Our Focus

          In this short video, the Rev. Rob Renfroe, president of Good News and pastor of discipleship at The Woodlands UM Church (The Woodlands, Texas), talks ...

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Two Large UM Churches Vote to Leave Denomination

By Walter Fenton- Two large local United Methodist churches in the Mississippi Annual Conference have taken congregation wide votes to leave the denomination. Ninety six percent of the parishioners ...

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The UM Blame Game

By Walter Fenton- Two recent guest commentaries by the United Methodist News Service (UMNS) warrant a response. Both pieces are critical of conservative United Methodists. One, without evidence, ...

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