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Forward with Faith

By Rob Renfroe - Which is more important: what you think or how you think? Don’t spend too much time working on an answer. Both are critical. As orthodox Christians we rightly emphasize that what we believe is essential. But people can believe all ...

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Bible Story Inspires Building of Church

By Chenayi Kumuterera (UMNS) - KOLWEZI, Congo – Inspired by the story of Barnabas (Acts 4:36), who sold his land and gave the money to the early apostles, members of Jerusalem Francophone United Methodist Parish donated their salaries, pledges, and ...

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Harriet: AME Zion Heroine on Big screen

By Courtney Lott - Harriet Tubman, the fearless conductor of the Underground Railroad, escaped slavery in 1849. She found refuge at a nearby farm and eventually made her way to Pennsylvania. Marveling at her newfound freedom, she looked at her hands ...

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Soul Food

By Steve Beard - In the grand scheme of things, it may seem like an insignificant victory – but Eddie O’Neill sees it from a different vantage point. In July, Sunday services finally were begun for Christian prisoners at a medium-security London ...

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The Epic of Eden

By Sandra Richter - The Bible, in all its parts, is intended to communicate to humanity the realities of redemption. Over the centuries, the church has stumbled when it has forgotten this truth, and has thereby, ironically, damaged the authority of ...

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What Does it Mean to be a Wesleyan Christian?

By David F. Watson - John Wesley (1703-1791) believed that God had raised up the people called Methodists to “reform the nation, particularly the church, and to spread scriptural holiness over the land” (“Minutes of Several Conversations”). The core ...

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Ascend Through Descent

By Philip Yancy - It began with a gathering at Denver’s snazzy Convention Center. I had agreed to host a forum with sixty business leaders before the Colorado Prayer Luncheon, but as a freelancer with precious little business experience, I had to ...

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WCA Global Gathering: Report from Tulsa

Envisioning a New Methodist Movement -- By Walter Fenton, Wesleyan Covenant Association -- Over the course of two inspiring days at Asbury United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the ...

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Bishops issue A Call to Deeper Conversations Regarding New Expressions of Methodist Witness

Jesus came near and spoke to them, “I’ve received all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and ...

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Judicial Council Leaves Traditional Plan Intact

By Tom Lambrecht - The Judicial Council has rebuffed several challenges to the implementation of the Traditional Plan as adopted at the 2019 General Conference in St. Louis. These decisions mean ...

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A Primer on the Conflict (Part II)

By Tom Lambrecht - In conversations and emails, I have frequently heard frustration and confusion regarding the situation in The United Methodist Church. Perhaps a succinct overview of our conflict ...

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A Primer on the Conflict (Part I)

By Tom Lambrecht - In conversations and emails, I have frequently heard frustration and confusion regarding the situation in The United Methodist Church. Perhaps a succinct overview of our ...

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“Mainstream UMC” Caucus Distorts Again

By Tom Lambrecht - The special-interest "centrist" caucus group known as "Mainstream UMC" is running a campaign to show that "harm" is being inflicted on LGBT persons in our United Methodist Church ...

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Will the UM Church Be the First?

By Tom Lambrecht - Over the last 20 years, I have witnessed friends and colleagues in other mainline denominations struggling with principled disagreements over the definition of marriage and the ...

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