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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

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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Why I Support the Separation Proposal

By Rob Renfroe - Responses to the proposed plan for separation could hardly be more divergent. Some are shouting "hallelujah" and others are feeling dismissed, even sold out. There are several ...

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Reflections on the Proposed Protocol for Separation

By Timothy Tennent - Quite a stir has rippled out across the country because of reporting by Christianity Today, CNN, New York Times, among others, with headlines like this: “Methodists Agree to ...

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Why a Mediated Negotiation?

By Keith Boyette - This year, The United Methodist Church is 52 years old. Of course, the Methodist movement, currently composed of approximately 80 distinct Methodist denominations worldwide, is ...

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United Methodist Traditionalists, Centrists, Progressives & Bishops sign agreement aimed at separation

United Methodist Council of Bishops - A diverse group of representatives from United Methodist advocacy groups with contrasting views and bishops from around the world has collaborated on a proposed ...

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Frequently Asked Questions United Methodist Mediation Team

How was the group which produced the Protocol formed? In the summer of 2019, Bishop John Yambasu (Sierra Leone Episcopal Area) invited five persons from three constituencies within The United ...

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