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It’s Time to Move On

By Rob Renfroe - It’s time. General Conference 2020 will convene in just over four months. It’s time for a definitive solution to our differences over the authority of Scripture, marriage, and sexual ethics. It’s time for General Conference to ...

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Christ on the Wrist

By Steve Beard - Her spiritual journey began by asking about a tattoo of Jesus on the wrist of a client. Aimee Burke cuts and styles hair in a hipster neighborhood in Toronto. “She partied a lot and was partial to coke,” reported The Globe and ...

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God’s Royal Family

By Bob Kaylor - I recently did one of those Ancestry DNA tests – you know, that test where you send in a small capsule of your spit and $100 and they send you back a multi-page, full-color profile that tells you who’s been swimming in your ...

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God is Birthing a New Methodist Movement

By Keith Boyette - What follows is an adaptation of the address the Rev. Keith Boyette, president of the Wesleyan Covenant Association, delivered at the WCA’s Global Gathering held at Asbury United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday, ...

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Turning Point

By William J. Abraham - We are at a crucial turning point in our culture, but also in the history of the Wesleyan church. We are at an absolutely crucial turning point in the history of the Methodist tradition. We now face a clear choice. ...

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Jesus Saves

By Kenneth Levingston - Let me now remind you, dear brothers and sisters, of the Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then, and still stand firm in it. It is this Good News that saves you, if you continue to believe the message I ...

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Jesus, More than a Friend

By Nako Kellum - I am from Japan. Interestingly enough, Christians make up less than one percent of the entire Japanese population, yet, according to a recent article, more than 50 percent of Japanese couples chose to have Christian weddings. The ...

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In the News

What Separation Means for Central Conferences

By Thomas Lambrecht - Now that the enabling legislation for the "Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace through Separation" has been publicly released, I am at liberty to share more fully the ...

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Advocacy Groups From Across the Church Endorse the Protocol

The governing boards of advocacy groups who often are referred to as traditionalist, centrist, or progressive today announced their endorsement and support of the Protocol of Reconciliation & ...

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A Primer on Local Church Assets

Dr. David W. Scott- Today's guest post is by UM & Global blogmaster Dr. David W. Scott, Director of Mission Theology at the General Board of Global Ministries. It originally was posted on UM ...

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What Separation Means for U.S. Churches

By Tom Lambrecht - The legislation that would implement the Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace through Separation has been completed. It has been sent for formatting and will be forwarded to ...

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A Protocol for Peace

By Chappell Temple - He's not exactly a theologian, but we could perhaps call him a prophet of sorts. Six years before the United Methodist Church was even formed, Neil Sedaka got it right in his ...

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Where’s the Money?

By Tom Lambrecht - Faced with the possibility of an impending split in the denomination, United Methodists are rightly worried about the financial impact of the newly proposed Protocol for ...

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Are Traditionalists “Leaving” The United Methodist Church?

By Tom Lambrecht - The recently announced separation plan called the "Protocol on Reconciliation and Grace through Separation" has aroused many reactions in and beyond the church. Some are ...

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