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“Majesty” and Jack Hayford’s Heart of Worship

“Majesty” and Jack Hayford’s Heart of Worship

By Steve Beard Over the last 40 years, one of the most popular and memorable modern day hymns is “Majesty, Worship His Majesty” written by Jack Hayford. Congregations from all denominations around the globe have sung it with reverence and gusto. It is included in The...

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Distrust Locks Down North Georgia Conference

Distrust Locks Down North Georgia Conference

By Rob Renfroe -- On December 28, 2022, the exiting bishop of the North Georgia Annual Conference and her appointive cabinet sent a very clear message to the churches, pastors, and laypersons of that conference. The message was: We don’t trust you. I initially chose...

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Making A New Disciple

By Phillip C. Thrailkill It’s a romantic ballad from 1970, but John Denver’s “Follow Me” has a chorus that echoes many of the themes of being a disciple: “Follow me where I go, what I do, who I know/ Make it part of you to be a part of me/ Follow me up and down/ All...

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When Women are Called by God

By Carolyn Moore I’m beginning to think it was a sign from God. Maybe that’s because it was in fact a sign. It was standing in front of The Holy House of Prayer of Jesus Christ, a little building with burglar bars on the windows situated deep in the heart of one of...

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New Bishops Elected

From United Methodist News In November, United Methodists in the United States elected 13 new bishops during their gatherings around the denomination’s five U.S. jurisdictional conferences. Jurisdictional leaders recommended electing 14 new bishops; however, the...

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Extrapolating a New UM Direction

By Thomas Lambrecht -- With the recent election of 13 new bishops, the active Council of Bishops will be made up of one-third new members on January 1, 2023. As such, they will play a powerful role in setting the direction of The United Methodist Church into the...

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Antidote to Hypocrisy

By B.J. Funk “I don’t go to church because I know too much about those who do! They’re a bunch of hypocrites!” How often have you heard that statement from someone who never goes to church? This seems to be the number one complaint of those who desire to remain...

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New Episcopal Assignments

United Methodist News Service After electing 13 new bishops during their November 2-5 meetings, the United Methodism’s five U.S. jurisdictional conferences announced episcopal assignments effective January 1. Jurisdictional leaders recommended electing 14 new bishops;...

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