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A New Conversation

By Rob Renfroe- For 50 years, Good News has made a commitment to open dialogue about the divisive issues within The United Methodist Church. These topics include Sunday school curriculum, global ministries, theological pluralism, seminary education, ...

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Two Large Congregations Exit Denomination

By Walter Fenton- The largest local church in the Mississippi Annual Conference in terms of worship attendance and one of the 25 fastest growing churches in the U.S. has now officially exited The United Methodist Church. According to lead pastor ...

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Boyette to lead Wesleyan covenant association

The Wesleyan Covenant Association (WCA) has named the Rev. Keith Boyette as their first president. Boyette is a member of the Virginia Annual Conference and founded the Wilderness Community United Methodist Church 19 years ago. For eight years, ...

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My Joshua Tree

By Steve Beard- Thirty years ago, I drove 500 miles with college buddies to see U2’s “Joshua Tree” tour stop in Houston. “I can’t change the world / But I can change the world in me,” Bono had sung on a previous album. Young and idealistic, I ...

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Learning to be beloved

By Tish Harrison Warren- I wake slowly. Even when the day demands I rally quickly – when my kids leap on top of me with sharp elbows or my alarm blares – I lie still for the first few seconds of the day, stunned, orienting, thoughts dulled. Then ...

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Are Your Prayers Big Enough?

By Scott McDermott- Are your prayers really big enough? And just in case you are wondering, I am not referring to prayers that are motivated by pride or greed. I am referring to the type of big prayer that has one agenda and one agenda only - ...

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Rooted in christ: Women Being the Church

By Katy Kiser- What should be the business of the church? For the women of the Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta Georgia, it is providing women with the opportunity to become Rooted in Christ. Their women’s ministry places equal ...

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In the News

Confronting racism and violence

“To our shame, overt racism is becoming more acceptable in American culture today,” writes Bishop Scott Jones, the United Methodist episcopal leader of the Texas Annual Conference, in his recent ...

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Orthodoxy and Ethics

By Walter Fenton- James K. A. Smith, professor of philosophy at Calvin College, has recently sparked a healthy conversation about how the word "orthodox" (literally, "right belief") is used these ...

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John Wesley’s Letter to a Roman Catholic

DUBLIN July 18, 1749.   1. You have heard ten thousand stories of us who are commonly called Protestants, of which, if you believe only one in a thousand, you must think very hardly of us. ...

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John Wesley, Open Hearts, and Roman Catholicism

Editor’s note: Since we mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation sparked by Martin Luther and his 95 Theses, we would like to take this opportunity to post this sermon from Roman Catholic ...

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Litigious Progressives

By Walter Fenton- In yet another bid to overturn The United Methodist Church's sexual ethics, the Denmark and California-Pacific annual conferences are asking the Judicial Council to rule out of ...

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Closer to a Way Forward

By Rev. Thomas Lambrecht-           Last week the Bishops' Commission on a Way Forward for the Church held its fourth face-to-face meeting. With nine total ...

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Remembering Dr. Kenneth C. Kinghorn

By James V. Heidinger II Dr. Kenneth Cain Kinghorn, 87, passed away peacefully at his home on July 23, 2017. Where does one begin in describing such a fruitful and productive life as his? Ken was a ...

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