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Editorial: Waiting in Vain

For months the country waited for The Supreme Court to issue one of the most important decisions in its 226 year history. Some hoped the Court would reaffirm the traditional understanding that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Others ...

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The Methodist Revolution: Q&A with Bishop Ricardo Pereira

“Our church is a church that has joy,” Bishop Ricardo Pereira said. “We have learned how to love – even in the midst of problems – through Jesus Christ. We don’t allow any obstacles to stop us. People come with their drums, with their ...

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Chaff People

By B.J. Funk - It may be that a Chaff Person sits on your pew at church. She wears the same kind of clothes you wear. He can quote the Apostles’ Creed and Lord’s Prayer without blinking. He also knows most of the hymns and always has his ...

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On a Grand Adventure with Jesus

  By Reed Hoppe - If you have ever met Martin Reeves, you will quickly realize this man from New Mexico has a quiet disposition and a huge heart. Soft-spoken and humble, Martin does not tout the amazing ministries he is a part of in ...

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African Christianity Rising

By John Southwick - James Ault has produced a two DVD set on the Church in Africa. This should be of interest to United Methodists because this focuses on the fastest growing segment of our denomination. In fact, if current trends continue, there ...

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By One Vote

By Walter Fenton - Even though traditionalists saw it coming, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision regarding same-sex marriage was still shocking. Five justices redefined a bedrock institution that had stood the test of time for millennia. With ...

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Moses Had a Mentor

By Jessica LaGrone - It was our first week of seminary classes. A professor looked out at us, a brand new class of young students who would someday be the leaders of the church. “You are so green you don’t even know what you don’t know ...

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In the News

A Martyr?

By Walter Fenton martyr | ˈmärtər | noun * a person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs: saints, martyrs, and witnesses to the faith. * a person who displays or ...

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Millennials, Marriage, and Children

By Walter Fenton - The Wall Street Journal(WSJ) has reported that the growing trend among the millennial generation is to marry and have children after marriage. Demographic Intelligence, a ...

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Bishop Dorff faces protesters at San Antonio conference

By Walter Fenton Bishop James Dorff of the Rio Texas Annual Conference faced both silent and vocal protestors as he brought greetings to United Methodists attending the "Gather at the River" ...

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Who’s for Schism?

By Walter Fenton United Methodists could be forgiven for thinking the denomination's debate over same-sex marriage and the practice of homosexuality is filled with vitriol. More than a few ...

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Eastern Pennsylvania Church Leaves UMC

By Walter Fenton - One of the fastest growing local congregations in the Northeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church has parted ways with the denomination. Over the past two decades, ...

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Openly Gay Pastor Resigns from West Michigan UM Church

By Walter Fenton The Rev. Benjamin David Hutchison, an openly gay minister, recently resigned as the pastor of the Cassopolis UM Church in Cassopolis, Michigan, rather than face immediate ...

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UM Bishops Respond to Supreme Court Decision

 By Walter Fenton - Three weeks have passed since the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling, and a number of United Methodist bishops have weighed-in on the decision. Their ...

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