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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

ARCHIVE: Civil Rights, Ecclesiastical Wrongs

- September/October 2000 - In the height of the 1960s civil rights era, the Rev. Melvin Talbert was locked in a jail cell in Atlanta for three days with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The two men were ...

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John Wesley, revelation, and homosexual experience

- By Donald A. D. Thorsen - In May, the United Methodist Church, the second-largest Protestant denomination in the United States, will meet in Portland for its quadrennial nine-day general ...

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From Protest to Provocation

By Walter Fenton It will come as no surprise to many United Methodists that retired Bishop Melvin Talbert has once again flagrantly defied the church by presiding at his second same-sex wedding. ...

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Most Americans Pray for Healing

Nearly nine of 10 Americans have relied upon healing prayer at some point in their lives, praying for others even more than for themselves, according to a study by a Baylor University ...

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LGBTQI activist calls for General Conference disruption

"We must find a way to make it impossible for delegates to continue to step over our bodies, ignore our hymns, and stick to their schedules. It will take my body and yours - all of ours - to do this," ...

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Defining Moments: Decision to be Successful

In the second of his three-part sermon series called Defining Moments, the Rev. Rob Renfroe talks about the decision to be successful. Renfroe looks closely at Genesis, chapters one and two, and ...

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Progressive Coalition Responds to African Bishops

By Walter Fenton- "We must insist that peace is not going to come through ignoring the demands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Christians for full inclusion in the church," declared a ...

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