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A talk by the Rev. Adam Hamilton on interpreting the Bible offers a way to keep the United Methodist Church together: dropping our assumptions about scripture and one another. more

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Bible with Cross Shadow

“Bible with Cross Shadow,” David Campbell, Flickr C.C.

While the acceptance of LGBTQ people may be the "presenting issue," what's really at the heart of United Methodist troubles is the deeper issue of how to value and interpret Scripture, writes the Rev. Rich Peck. more

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Inclusion Attempted

UMNS Photo by Mike DuBose

A new group, Uniting Methodists Movement, promotes a solution of staying together as a denomination despite deep differences over the acceptance of homosexuality. more

A Way Forward 5 Comments

One of the leaders of the newly formed Uniting Methodists organization, the Rev. Adam Hamilton argues for centrism as a valid expression of United Methodist unity in diversity, holding together extremes of left and right. more

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LGBT Protest

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United Methodist layman Lonnie D. Brooks analyzes what he sees as the possible outcomes for the Commission on a Way Forward. more

A Way Forward 5 Comments

Unity Report

Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS

A roller-coaster of emotion and politics finally ends in the 2016 General Conference affirming a requested Council of Bishops' proposal for a way forward in the church's ongoing strife over human sexuality. more

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Imaginary Jesus

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The Revs. Adam Hamilton and Mike Slaughter continue their video conversation about what may be keeping Millennials – and others as well – from involvement with congregations. more

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Hamilton Slaughter Video

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Adam Hamilton and Mike Slaughter examine why young people stay away from church. more

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Bible Hourglass

Photo Courtesy of Interpreter Magazine

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

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Bobblehead John Wesley

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Schismatic forces across the United Methodist connection have had the opposite effect from what they desired, judging by actions at this week's annual conference sessions, writes Joel L. Watts. more

Saint Paul Kresge Chapel

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UM Insight reader Anne C. Ewing mourns the announced move of UM-related St. Paul School of Theology to the campus of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection as another example of business principles invading the church. more

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Word Cloud

Illustration by Andrew Conard

Andrew Conard, web minister for the Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City, has collected tweets from the opening days of General Conference to analyze the content of the Twitter conference #gc2012. more

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April 25th Reflections

The Rev. Dan R. Dick reflects on the General Conference events of April 25, noting that it's becoming harder to keep on top of everything that's happening. more

Apr 26, 2012 7:31 AM Dan R. Dick 2 Comments

One of the leaders of the newly formed Uniting Methodists organization, the Rev. Adam Hamilton argues for centrism as a valid expression of United Methodist unity in diversity, holding together extremes of left and right. more

Perspectives 8 Comments