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Not Losing Hope on the Road to Emmaus

By Reverend Rob Renfroe - Just one week earlier the two men had come to Jerusalem. On what would later be called Palm Sunday, they entered the city with Jesus. Their hearts swelled as the crowds shouted his name and called him king. They ...

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From Skeptic To Believer

By Eric Huffman - Finding the drawer full of teeth was the point of no return along my journey into cynicism. I was eight or nine years old when, while ransacking my mom’s bedside table in search of loose change because the ice cream truck was ...

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The Spirit of St. Patrick

By Steve Beard - While sifting through obscure Spanish colonial records, it was discovered a few years ago that the very first St. Patrick’s Day parade was not conducted in Boston, Chicago, nor New York City.  Instead, the Irish feast day was ...

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Review: Perfect Love

  By Andrew C. Thompson - John Wesley met with a group of Methodist preachers in London for a watch-night service on February 6, 1789. It was just two years before his death, and Wesley was an old man. Yet age and infirmity did not ...

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Hearts of Fire with Perfect Love

By Kevin M. Watson - Methodism is in the midst of an identity crisis. We have forgotten who we are. We have abandoned our theological heritage. God raised up the people called Methodists to preach, teach, and experience one core doctrine. This ...

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Review: Prayer In The Night

By Elizabeth Glass Turner - There is a point when dog-earing a book becomes an exercise in futility. My copy of Tish Harrison Warren’s Prayer in the Night: For Those Who Work or Watch or Weep is accordioned with an absurdly unhelpful number of ...

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Getting United Methodism Unstuck

  By Thomas Lambrecht - The dust is clearing after an eventful last few months for The United Methodist Church. General Conference is postponed in-person to August 2022. A special virtual General Conference was scheduled for May 8, ...

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In the News

When boxing and the Bible work together to beat the pandemic

  By Kendall Jablonowski - Boxing has always been a sport of fight, grit, and hard-work. The Bible is a book of encouragement and wisdom. Both elements work together in a positive way ...

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Korean UM Laity Issue Ultimatum

By Tom Lambrecht - In a continuing development of the conflict between Bishop Grant Hagiya and three Korean churches in the California-Pacific Annual Conference, the Korean Western Jurisdiction ...

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Signed Letter to Council of Bishops

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An Open Letter to the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops

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Separation and the Unity of the Church

There is resistance and reluctance to support the idea of separation in The United Methodist Church. That is as it should be. Separation in the church, like divorce in a marriage, should be a last ...

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Being the Church in a War Zone

By Bob Kaylor - Driving through the countryside of the Normandy region of France feels a bit like entering the world of an animated Walt Disney film. The green fields, bushy hedgerows, lolling ...

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New Jersey Korean Pastor Responds

By Thomas Lambrecht - Several weeks ago, I shared the story of the Rev. James Lee, a pastor in the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference at Bethany Korean UM Church. His district superintendent ...

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