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Suffering

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Whether clergy or laity, Christians who engage in ministries of caring will find they need a solid spiritual grounding in order to "suffer with" those they help, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. more

Sep 12, 2017 5:13 PM Practicing Faith

Packing relief food

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People who argue that natural disasters have someone’s name written on them – which is, by the way, never their own – need a good, quick metaphorical kick, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. more

Sep 1, 2017 2:46 PM Practicing Faith

Jesus Wept

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It's time for United Methodists to seek God's help to transform the abuse we've inflicted on one another in the battle over acceptance of LGBTQ people, writes Cynthia B. Astle. more

Apr 20, 2017 12:34 PM Views from a Ridge 3 Comments

Feeding

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Being faithful in "little things" brings every Christian the opportunity to be salt, light and leaven wherever they are, says the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper. more

Mar 14, 2017 7:56 AM Practicing Faith

Questioning Duo

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The Rev. Laura Felleman doesn't fit in any of the classical "theological worlds," and yet she has found both her spiritual "obsession" and the "epiphany" that addresses it. more

Jun 16, 2016 3:27 PM Practicing Faith

Dr. David W. Scott examines how United Methodism's many good works carry with them a danger of developing less-than-charitable distinctions between Americans and citizens of other countries. more

Oct 22, 2015 10:24 AM Global Nature

Shoes

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The Rev. Christy Thomas finds that true compassion focuses on what people need to receive, not on what others want to give. more

Feb 26, 2015 2:56 PM Christy Thomas