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Same Issues, Different Era

By Rob Renfroe- Prior to General Conference being held in Portland, Oregon, the chairperson of Good News’ Board of Trustees made the following observation. “United Methodism is drifting without proper leadership on the national level. Policies ...

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Praying for General Conference

By Kathy Gilbert- Pray, breathe, repeat. When the 864 delegates arrive for the 2016 United Methodist General Conference, each one of them comes blanketed in prayer. From every corner of the world, people are speaking their names and praying for ...

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Jesus, Our Compass

By Steve Beard- “We begin, not with business and legislation — as important as these are — but with a fresh emphasis on Jesus Christ for all our living,” said Bishop James S. Thomas as he launched into the Episcopal Address of the 1976 ...

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Revive Us Again

By Madeline Carrasco Henners- There is more!  This is a spiritual reality I’ve been chasing for the last fourteen months. There is more that God intends for his church and for the people called United Methodists. There is more that he ...

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Renewal Agenda for General Conference

By Thomas Lambrecht- Every four years, delegates from all over the world gather to represent global United Methodism. We worship together, celebrate vital ministry accomplishments, and spend most of our time attempting to discern the best way ...

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East Congo Conference Teaching, Preaching, Growing

By Kathy Gilbert- East Congo Conference is the infant. But this baby has a long history. The denomination’s newest episcopal area was created in 2012. However, “our fathers claimed this episcopal area since 1975,” Bishop Gabriel Unda ...

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ISIS Atrocities Designated Genocide

“We commend Secretary of State Kerry and the Obama Administration for speaking the truth about the ISIS genocide,” said Faith J.H. McDonnell, Religious Liberty Director for the Institute on Religion and Democracy. “Preventing genocide is both a ...

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In the News

A Response to Bishop Bruce Ough’s Address

A statement from Good News. We believe that the hope of the world is what Jesus Christ does through the local church. At our best, The United Methodist Church, with its message of grace and truth, ...

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Black Lives Matter Protest Disrupts General Conference

By Walter Fenton- More than 100 protesters interrupted the early afternoon session of The United Methodist Church's General Conference. The demonstrators, many wearing rainbow stoles associated ...

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A Cup of Cold Water

By Courtney Lott A fourteen-year-old named Hannah Foust from Indiana inspired the entire 2016 General Conference with a powerful mission story. She shared what life is like in Burkina Faso, a west ...

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The bishop’s misdirection

By Walter Fenton In a brief, but bitter sermon at General Conference's morning worship service, Bishop Sally Dyck of the Chicago Episcopal Area said The United Methodist Church has "a category of ...

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Provocation upon provocation

More than 70 United Methodist pastors from the West Ohio Annual Conference participated in or bore witness to the same-sex wedding ceremony on Saturday, May 7. One of the clergy participants ...

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111 clergy, clergy candidates come out as gay

By Heather Hahn May 9, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) On the eve of the 2016 General Conference, more than 100 United Methodist clergy and clergy candidates have come out as LGBTQ religious ...

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Defining Moments: Decision to Grow

"In the final installment of his three-part sermon series called Defining Moments, the Rev. Rob Renfroe talks about the decision to grow. You are sure to enjoy this humorous, candid, challenging, ...

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