The Young Adult Methodist Connection

The Young Adult Methodist Connection

By Elizabeth Fink Would you believe me if I told you that from the age of 18 to the present, I have had at least 13 different addresses and attended eight different churches? I think it is safe to say that I had good reason to refer to myself as a nomad during my...

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Sinking Sand: Why I am leaving United Methodism

Sinking Sand: Why I am leaving United Methodism

By Mindy Dennison I was about 5 years old, sitting next to my mother in church when we came to the place in the service where we say the Lord’s Prayer. My mother looked down at me, a little taken aback, when I joined in the liturgy. I heard those familiar words...

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An Unintentional Irish Pilgrimage

By Steve Beard Of the more than 5,000 artifacts displayed floor-to-ceiling at The Little Museum of Dublin, few are more intriguing than a broken stained glass panel of Saint Brendan (484-577) hanging in a window. The scene portrays the beloved Irish holy man in a boat...

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A few hard questions

By Rob Renfroe I don’t understand those in The United Methodist Church who call themselves “centrists.” I have listened carefully to their claims, but the more I listen, the more questions I have. First question: Do centrists actually believe that truth is...

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The Heavens Declare

By David Wilkinson The first images from the James Webb Telescope were astonishing. A patch of the universe showing objects from which the light started its journey over 13 billion years ago and the distorted shapes of galaxies whose light had been magnified by the...

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Is the Protocol Doomed?

By Thomas Lambrecht For nearly the last ten years, Good News has advocated for an amicable separation in The United Methodist Church. Following the 2012 General Conference, it became apparent that the different understandings of Methodism could not continue together...

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Why I am a Wesleyan

By Kevin M. Watson  Almost all of my writing for the church and the academy has focused in one way or another on the Wesleyan theological tradition. From time to time I am asked: Why are you Wesleyan? When I was in seminary, I remember experiencing some shock at the...

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Unveiling the Psalms

By Kimberly Constant The book of Psalms stands at the heart of Scripture as a unique offering in the biblical canon. Whereas the other books of the Bible contain the divinely inspired words of human beings written for the benefit of other human beings, Israel’s...

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