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The Roadblocks to Our Future

The United Methodist Church is in trouble. And we have been for a long time. “Mainline churches stand today not merely in a crisis of numbers, but in a deeper crisis of faith. Though often portrayed as a crisis of politics or demographics or moral ...

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Whiners, Blamers, and Complainers

Wonder if God ever thinks about adding a P.S. to the Ten Commandments, preceded by one simple explanation: “Since I already know you won’t obey these Ten, try this one: P.S. Get over yourself!”  Some of the phrases that attach to that ...

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Sharing Christ With Your Neighbor

By Frank Decker - When we lived in West Africa I used to meet on Tuesday afternoons with a young Muslim fellow, Habib.  After a few months he became deeply drawn to the person of Jesus, and this became apparent to his older brother (who was also ...

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Issues That Divide

After enduring the controversy (and a trial) over clergy performing same-sex marriages, events within The United Methodist Church recently turned to other aspects of the church’s moral teachings on sexuality. Judicial Council decisions and annual ...

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Eternity on a Sidewalk

When we are born we bear the seeds of blight; Around us life & death are torn apart; Yet a great ring of pure and endless light; Dazzles the darkness in my heart. Sometimes poets drive me nuts. Despite my best efforts, poetry is not my first ...

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Aldersgate Covenant Event Calls on Holy Spirit

By Amy Forbus - “I have never been to a United Methodist meeting like this.” That was a commonly heard, positive statement among the more than 160 people who attended Gathering of the Aldersgate Covenant May 16-17 at the United Methodist ...

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Repentance and John Wesley

By Isaac Hopper - Repentance isn’t a word that is often used outside of the church. It carries little to no meaning for those who aren’t familiar with the “insider” language of sermons and worship songs. Even within the church, it’s a ...

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In the News

Common Ground Christian Network responds to Executive Order

Editor's note: The Rev. Thomas Lambrecht, vice president of Good News, and the Rev. James V. Heidinger II, president and publisher emeritus of Good News, are members of the Common Ground Christian ...

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John Wesley’s view of the Kingdom of God

By Joel B. Green “Preaching in the evening at Spitalfields on ‘Prepare to meet thy God,’ I largely showed the utter absurdity of the supposition that the world was to end that night. But ...

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Rob Renfroe Releases The Trouble with the Truth

The Rev. Rob Renfroe, president of Good News, has written a new book titled The Trouble with the Truth and it was just published by Abingdon. Call Good News at 1-800-487-7784 to order your copy and ...

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Good News responds to reinstatement of Frank Schaefer

The Rev. Frank Schaefer had his ministerial credentials restored by a nine-member appeals panel of clergy and lay members from the North Eastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. A member ...

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The debate surrounding “A Way Forward” from Adam Hamilton and Mike Slaughter

A healthy denomination-wide discussion has recently emerged about the future of The United Methodist Church. Spurred on by a document entitled “Regarding United Methodism’s Future,” the Revs. ...

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An Open Letter to Revs. Adam Hamilton and Mike Slaughter

Dear Adam and Mike, We appreciate your attempt to present a proposal that “is a better way forward than the current impasse or the division of The United Methodist Church” over the issue of ...

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Press Statement: Regarding the Future of The United Methodist Church

A group of leading pastors and theologians released a progress report on their considerations regarding the future of The United Methodist Church. Hailing from all five jurisdictions, the more than 80 ...

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