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Making Disciples

By Rob Renfroe- We all need the same things: air to breathe, food to eat, a place to sleep, a sense of security, a feeling of self-worth. When it comes to needs, we’re all the same. It’s your wants that make you different. It’s your wants that ...

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Tis the Season to Support The Salvation Army

By Steve Beard- For more than 150 years, The Salvation Army has been the most consistent, creative, and trustworthy symbol for a warm-hearted faith and a generous helping hand for those in need. During this year’s treacherous hurricane season, it ...

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Stonewalling the Process?

According to a United Methodist News Service article published on August 23, 2016 – more than one year ago – Bishop Grant Hagiya, president of the Western Jurisdiction’s College of Bishops, said then newly-elected Bishop Karen Oliveto, an open ...

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When God Grieves

By Elizabeth Glass Turner- “Creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the ...

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The Reformation at 500 (1517-2017)

Introduction by Jerry L. Walls- The idea for doing this Protestant Confession first occurred to me while doing research for the book I co-authored with Ken Collins on Roman Catholicism (Roman But Not Catholic: What Remains at Stake 500 Years After ...

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Pursuing Pentecost

By Stephen Seamands- In the Wesleyan tradition, we often celebrate John Wesley’s experience at Aldersgate on May 24, 1738, when he “felt his heart strangely warmed.” And no doubt, had there been no Aldersgate, where Wesley himself came to a profound ...

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Taking Theological Liberalism Seriously

By David Watson- “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” That was the refrain that echoed through my mind again and again as I read through James Heidinger’s new work, The Rise of Theological Liberalism and the Decline of American ...

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In the News

UMW Decline Continues

By Thomas Lambrecht- The latest statistics on United Methodist Women's membership for 2016 reveal a steady slide in local UMW participation. These numbers are reported by the General Council on ...

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A Christian Response to Sexual Harassment

By Thomas Lambrecht- It has been alarming to read and hear the steady drumbeat of new allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by leaders and other powerful men in our country. A ...

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Remember Good News Today

          Today is #GivingTuesday. This is a great reminder that we find our most fulfillment in giving to others. Giving is a way to say "Thank you" to the God ...

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Giving Thanks

By Thomas Lambrecht- As we gather to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families and friends, we are a nation that has experienced much suffering and tragedy within the last few months. Many families ...

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Merely Lewis

By Philip Tallon On November 22, 1963, the world’s foremost Christian apologist died of kidney failure. Despite his literary fame, in the following week’s newspapers, his death was overshadowed by ...

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Two Roads Diverged

By Tom Lambrecht- With apologies to Robert Frost, one of my favorite poets, he describes the current situation in The United Methodist Church in his poem, The Road Not Taken: "Two roads diverged in ...

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Remembering to pray

By Michael Yaconelli Children tell God what they are genuinely thinking. They are honest, simple, and direct. They understand that God is listening, and they understand that prayers are very ...

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