Photo Courtesy of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

The Legacy of the Sandy Hook Shootings

As her son marks his sixth birthday on the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings, activist Jennifer Coulter Stapleton grieves continued gun violence and gives thanks for the gift of fragile life. more »

Dec 13, 2014 12:11 PM Perspectives

Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Smith

Christianity Is Not the Greatest Religion in the World

In a response reminiscent of the now-iconic monologue by "Newsroom's" anchor man, the Rev. Jeremy Smith enumerates both Christianity's failures and what he thinks we should do about them. more »

Dec 17, 2014 4:52 PM Jeremy Smith

Côte d’Ivoire United Methodist Women bow their heads in prayer at a service celebration the women’s partnership with the social media network Pubcell CI.

Photo by Isaac Broune, UMNS

Social Entrepreneurship and Cote d'Ivoire United Methodist Women

David W. Scott finds African United Methodist Women are using social media to earn funds to raise the economic status of women in their country. more »

Dec 18, 2014 1:20 PM UMC Global Nature

Left to Right: Blount, Cowser, Anderson,
Lee, Ray, and Brooks. Absent: Murphy and Wilson

Garrett-Evangelical Photo

Black Faculty of Garrett-Evangelical Issues Statement

The Black Faculty of United Methodist-related Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary calls recent killings of black men a theological issue that cries out for the Church's attention. more »

Dec 16, 2014 6:42 PM Issues

Notable Quote

"Christians seem to think Christ is Jesus’ last name. What Jesus allows us to imagine—because we see it in him—is that the divine and the human are forever one. God did not just take on one human nature, although that is where we could first risk imagining it in the body of Jesus. God took on all human nature and said “yes” to it forever! In varying degrees and with infinite qualities, God took on everything physical, material, and natural as himself. That is the full meaning of the Incarnation. To allow such a momentous truth, to fully believe it, to enjoy it in practical ways, to suffer it with and for others—this is what it means to be a Christian! Nothing less will do now. Nothing less will save the world."           – Richard Rohr

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