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Love and the Day of Judgment

Judgment comes upon us constantly, but 1 John 4 assures us that love – both God's love for us and our love for one another – will be our saving grace, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more »

Apr 21, 2015 1:28 PM Morgan Guyton 1 Comments

Perverting Religious Freedom: Hiding Hatred Behind Religion

His own painful experience with the misuse of "religious freedom" spurs the Rev. Dr. William E. Alberts to warn vigorously against similar legislation being proposed and adopted in various states. more »

Apr 21, 2015 1:01 PM Perspectives

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The Bible: From Age to Age the Same?

Differing in their methods and interpretations, pastors and academics assess how United Methodists should understand and apply the Holy Bible to their daily lives. more »

Apr 20, 2015 8:11 PM Local Church

From the website of Memorial United Methodist Church in Greer, SC.

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Creeds, Orthodoxy, and What is Required of United Methodists

Following a recent online discussion about creeds and United Methodist, the Rev. Stephen Rankin plumbs church history to show how creeds can benefit The United Methodist Church. more »

Apr 17, 2015 10:41 AM Perspectives 1 Comments

A portion of the Nicene Creed

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Creeds, John Wesley and the Meaning of Christian Faith

The Rev. Andrew C. Thompson summarizes several recent posts on John Wesley and Christian creeds. more »

Apr 17, 2015 10:41 AM Perspectives

Four options for outcomes at the 2016 General Conference can seem like a cloverleaf interchange on a major highway.

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Four Options for General Conference

The Rev. Chris Ritter, proponent of jurisdictional changes for The United Methodist Church, offers his assessment of possible outcomes at the 2016 General Conference. more »

Apr 15, 2015 3:01 PM Perspectives 3 Comments

Delegates worked at round tables during the 2012 General Conference.

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Petition Submission Begins for 2016 General Conference

The submission period for petitions to the 2016 General Conference has opened, and detailed instructions on how to submit proposals are now available. more »

Apr 10, 2015 11:07 AM Issues

Dr. John Mbiti (right), theologian, author, professor and pastor, greets visitors at Africa University.

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Methodist Education Associations Break New Ground in Africa

Networks of United Methodist-related educational institutions are emerging on the continent of Africa in full-force to the benefit of higher education. more »

Apr 15, 2015 2:24 PM UMC Global Nature

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