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Thinking about God like Wesleyans

A significant aspect of John Wesley’s vision was to teach ordinary eighteenth century people to be theologians. Reading Wesley’s sermons or his writings such as Notes on the New Testament can be tough going. We need to remember that he spoke and wrote for “the average Methodist,” not for theological experts. That we find Wesley too intellectual is proof, not that Wesley’s church was more theological than our own, but rather that theological indifferentism is sapping the life out of us.

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Generosity in the wake of Sandy

Good News is grateful to be a ministry within a very compassionate and generous denomination. United Methodists have always responded to natural disasters with love, graciousness, and urgency. As Christians and citizens, we are grateful for the firefighters, police, and first responders. When the flames burst, the flood waters rise, and walls collapse, they are the […]

Perspective – April 19, 2011

Let the restructuring begin: Women’s Division votes to “structurally separate” from GBGM In a historic vote, the Women’s Division Board of Directors voted unanimously to “structurally separate” from the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) and become an independent agency within the United Methodist Church. The action took place at its spring semi-annual meeting April […]

Call to Action Leadership Summit

Call to Action Leadership Summit After more than four decades of United Methodism’s membership decline, the 2008 General Conference created a committee of church leaders to study the denomination and its churches, and to propose interventions at each level of the Church’s life. In late 2010, the committee published a “Call to Action” that is […]

Five reasons teens are avoiding church (Faith Experience)

Five reasons teens are avoiding church. By Shane Raynor (Faith Experience) http://www.faithexperience.com/2010/08/5reasons/

Baptismal waters bless post-Katrina church (UMNS)

Baptismal waters bless post-Katrina church. By Betty Backstrom (UMNS) http://www.umc.org/site/apps/nlnet/content3.aspx?c=lwL4KnN1LtH&b=5259669&ct=8628099

Tool Kit for Radical Methodists: Wesley’s General Rules (Faith Experience)

Tool Kit for Radical Methodists: Wesley’s General Rules. By Shane Raynor (Faith Experience) http://www.faithexperience.com/2010/08/tool-kit-for-radical-methodists-wesleys-general-rules/

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