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Protocol on Track

As we begin a new year, I know many United Methodists are wondering, “Where do things stand regarding the protocol for separating the church? Is it still on track? Why haven’t we heard much about it lately?”  The Protocol for Reconciliation and ...

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Progressives Launch Denomination

By Heather Hahn A group of progressive United Methodists and other Christians launched a new denomination named the Liberation Methodist Connexion, or LMX. The new church aims to center on the voices of people of color as well as queer and ...

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The Joy of Providing Food

By Jim Patterson - Potatoes connect former NFL player Jason Brown and part-time nurse and mother-of-four Lindsey Whitley, though they don’t know each other. Whitley’s home in Indian Trail, North Carolina, is about 200 miles from Brown’s farm in ...

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National Treasure

By Steve Beard - I spent the holidays with Dolly Parton.  Well, not literally. Like everything else in 2020, it was all virtual – and it was a whirlwind.  Throughout her rhinestone-studded career, Dolly has sold over 100 million albums, starred in ...

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Creating in Chaos

By Jessica LaGrone - 2020 was a mess.  It was a global health mess, an economic mess, a political mess. It messed up our events, our holidays, our plans, and our lives. Some lives were certainly more devastated than others, whether by illness or ...

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The Zacchaeus Surprise

By Scott Sauls - To the surprise of many, Jesus gave special, affirmational attention to the man Zacchaeus, who is identified in scripture as a chief tax collector (Luke 19:1-10). Because of his role as tax collector for the Roman treasury, ...

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The Indecency of Hope

By Elizabeth Glass Turner -  There are two kinds of propaganda: the true and the false. Propaganda is a charged word, evoking a range of associations depending on your nationality or job. Marketing professionals may harbor fondness for it; ...

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Learning God’s Ways

By Thomas Lambrecht - We human beings do not like to be told what to do. Our DNA was formed in disobedience and rebellion in the first garden, when Adam and Eve decided they knew better than ...

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Of What Spirit are We?

By Thomas Lambrecht - “When the days drew near for [Jesus] to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way, they entered a village of the ...

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Snake in the Manger

By Steve Beard - One of my dear friends bought a Christmas tree ornament featuring the Grinch in a Covid-19 mask muttering, “2020: Stink, Stank, Stunk!” That exasperation and frustration is ...

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Life matters: A Christmas meditation

By Rob Renfroe - We Christians believe the most remarkable things. Incredible things, really. We believe that God exists. That’s our most important belief. But it’s not the most surprising ...

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European Conferences Move toward LGBT Affirmation

By Thomas Lambrecht - In late November, the Germany Central Conference and the Norway Annual Conference both took steps to reject United Methodism’s long-standing views on marriage and ...

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Journey

By Shannon Vowell - Editor’s note: In a time when United Methodism is heading toward an uncertain and undefined future, Shannon Vowell – a frequent contributor to Good News – reminds us that the ...

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New Liberationist Denomination?

By Thomas Lambrecht A group called the Liberation Methodist Connexion has announced their formation as a “grassroots denomination, the first Methodist denomination committed to being ...

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