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Working for Good

By Rob Renfroe - One of the great counterintuitive truths of our faith is that God brings good out of bad. What human beings mean for evil, God often uses to bring about a new and better day. There is no greater example than the cross. Our Lord ...

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United Methodist Collection Rates Plunge as COVID-19 Rises

By Heather Hahn- The United Methodist Church already is feeling financial fallout from COVID-19’s devastating spread. In a May 29 online meeting that also included prayers for an end to racism, General Council on Finance and Administration ...

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Barren Table Faith

By Steve Beard - Charles Albert Tindley arrived for his first pastoral appointment in Cape May, New Jersey, in the middle of a snow storm. With small children to feed, Charles and his wife had only a stale piece of bread. As parents, they dipped ...

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Rise up in Love

By Leonard E. Fairley “What Started Out As A Peaceful Protest Turned Violent,” “Seven Shot in Louisville Demonstration Against Breonna Taylor’s Death,” “Chaotic Minneapolis Protests Spread Amid Emotional Calls For Justice, Peace,” “Protest Turns ...

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Lord, Give us Eyes to See

“What a season we have been through and what a week we are in,” wrote Bishop Gregory V. Palmer to the United Methodists in the West Ohio Annual Conference. “The angst and pain are palpable. I need you to know I share that pain and I see me in some ...

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Make Justice a Reality

By Keith Boyette - At its founding in its Statement of Moral Principles, the Wesleyan Covenant Association declared, “We believe that all persons are of sacred worth…. The WCA specifically renounces all racial and ethnic discrimination and ...

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Messengers of Hope

Photos by David Parks - In the midst of waves of protests around the globe in response to the death of George Floyd, there were also worship services in communities that brought Christians of different ethnicities together to sing and pray, ...

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One Step Back

By Thomas Lambrecht - How do Christians deal with discouragement? Some parts of the United States, as well as some other countries around the world, have recently seen an uptick in the ...

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The Future of Pastoral Training

By Thomas Lambrecht - In a ground-breaking development, Baylor University in Waco, Texas, this week announced the formation of a Wesley House of Studies at its Baptist-oriented Truett ...

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William J. Abraham Named Inaugural Director of the Newly Established Wesley House of Studies at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary

“We are on the cusp of a new day for the future of the Wesleyan network of families across the world,” Abraham said regarding the creation of The Wesley House of Studies at Truett Seminary and his ...

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Accountability

By Thomas Lambrecht - "Accountability" is one of the key watchwords of our contemporary era. Greater accountability is being demanded of politicians, police officers, and other public servants. ...

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Finding God in a Crisis

By Thomas Lambrecht - Winston Churchill is alleged to have remarked, "never waste a crisis." It has long been said that the Chinese characters for the word "crisis" signify both danger and ...

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Lord give us eyes to see

"What a season we have been through and what a week we are in," wrote Bishop Gregory V. Palmer of the West Ohio Annual Conference. "The angst and pain are palpable. I need you to know I share that ...

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The Role of Conferences in the New Methodism

By Thomas Lambrecht - "Conferencing" is at the heart of Methodist history and tradition. In 1744, only a few years after starting the Methodist movement, John Wesley called together the small group ...

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