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Dan R. Dick

Mary and Gabriel

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An experience of spiritual transformation in a seminary class has stayed with the Rev. Dan R. Dick for 20 years. more

Dec 7, 2016 3:03 PM Practicing Faith

Jesus Watching

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When leadership is committed to drawing lines, defending agendas, and choosing sides, who has time for a Messiah? At a time when we need a Savior more desperately than ever, we are not merely indifferent, but apostate, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

Nov 29, 2016 4:04 PM Practicing Faith

Beetle

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If "the middle" takes charge of the conversation, the bishops' "A Way Forward" special commission has a chance to achieve unity for The United Methodist Church, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

Jun 23, 2016 1:38 PM Dan R. Dick 4 Comments

Delegates Last Day

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Rev. Dan R. Dick ponders the final day of the 2016 General Conference. more

May 20, 2016 8:29 PM 2016 General Conference

As the 2016 General Conference draws to a close, the Rev. Dan R. Dick writes of what he hopes will come for the future of The United Methodist Church. more

May 20, 2016 8:07 PM 2016 General Conference

Conversations

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We can only discern the will of God — what is good and acceptable and perfect — together; and this means we need to be tolerant, merciful, grace-filled, kind and patient, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

May 19, 2016 8:18 PM 2016 General Conference 2 Comments

Although some delegates deny it, bad behavior has run rampant at the 2016 General Conference, evidence that United Methodists have anything but love for one another, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

May 19, 2016 4:33 PM 2016 General Conference 1 Comments

Bishop Opening Worship

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Reports of acrimony and just plain bad manners from people at the 2016 General Conference have dented Geoffrey Kruse-Safford's hope for the event. more

May 13, 2016 6:02 PM 2016 General Conference 1 Comments

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United Methodist Communications

The Rev. Dan R. Dick prepares for the 2016 General Conference with a discipline of listening and hope. more

May 10, 2016 6:22 PM 2016 General Conference

If United Methodists truly believe in God's power to reconcile and unite us, then breaking apart over issues around human sexuality is not an option, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

Apr 14, 2016 4:30 PM Dan R. Dick 2 Comments

Unlike Christ

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When we claim to be "better than" any other faith -- or fellow adherents of our own faith -- we undermine everything that the Bible tells we are to be and do as followers of Jesus Christ, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

Dec 4, 2015 12:03 PM Dan R. Dick 1 Comments

What makes for successful ordained ministry? The Rev. Dan R. Dick interviewed dozens of pastors, district superintendents and bishops to find out. more

Nov 25, 2015 11:29 AM Dan R. Dick

What ails The United Methodist Church isn't declining membership or the burden of structure, but the spiritual failure of not expecting enough from people who are supposed to be followers of Jesus Christ, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

Oct 9, 2015 12:24 PM Local Church 2 Comments

Is there anyone that God doesn't love? And if that's so, how can we not love everyone, asks the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

Oct 2, 2015 11:00 AM Dan R. Dick

Charles Taylor's 2007 book, "A Secular Age," holds the keys to understanding why today's church is the way it is, and why neither side in the current polarized debates will win out, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

Aug 28, 2015 12:14 PM Dan R. Dick

After critiquing "Crybaby Christians," the Rev. Dan R. Dick was unprepared for the onslaught of responses he got from church members -- defending spiritual immaturity! more

Aug 28, 2015 12:14 PM Dan R. Dick

Look out! The Rev. Dan R. Dick lays it on the line about spiritual immaturity in The United Methodist Church, and hardly anyone escapes his incisive critique. more

Aug 28, 2015 12:14 PM Dan R. Dick

Many within the Christian faith find the thought of loving those whom they hate reprehensible and repellant, even though Jesus explicitly calls his disciples to love. The Rev. Dan R. Dick explores why this is so. more

Aug 11, 2015 1:55 PM Dan R. Dick

Selfishness

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"Me-ness" has replaced "we-ness" in The United Methodist Church, and it's depriving us of the kind of faith community that Jesus intended, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

Aug 6, 2015 3:03 PM Dan R. Dick

Mismatch

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If our system is designed to produce the results we're getting, then perhaps it's time to examine what results we truly desire and build a different system, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

Aug 6, 2015 3:03 PM Dan R. Dick 5 Comments

Mary and Gabriel

Photo Courtesy of Amy Yeary Holmes

An experience of spiritual transformation in a seminary class has stayed with the Rev. Dan R. Dick for 20 years. more

Dec 7, 2016 3:03 PM Practicing Faith

Jesus Watching

Image Courtesy of Joel Watts

When leadership is committed to drawing lines, defending agendas, and choosing sides, who has time for a Messiah? At a time when we need a Savior more desperately than ever, we are not merely indifferent, but apostate, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

Nov 29, 2016 4:04 PM Practicing Faith

Beetle

Pixabay Photo

If "the middle" takes charge of the conversation, the bishops' "A Way Forward" special commission has a chance to achieve unity for The United Methodist Church, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

Jun 23, 2016 1:38 PM Dan R. Dick 4 Comments

Delegates Last Day

Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Rev. Dan R. Dick ponders the final day of the 2016 General Conference. more

May 20, 2016 8:29 PM 2016 General Conference

As the 2016 General Conference draws to a close, the Rev. Dan R. Dick writes of what he hopes will come for the future of The United Methodist Church. more

May 20, 2016 8:07 PM 2016 General Conference

Conversations

Triggerjoy | Dreamstime.com

We can only discern the will of God — what is good and acceptable and perfect — together; and this means we need to be tolerant, merciful, grace-filled, kind and patient, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

May 19, 2016 8:18 PM 2016 General Conference 2 Comments

Although some delegates deny it, bad behavior has run rampant at the 2016 General Conference, evidence that United Methodists have anything but love for one another, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

May 19, 2016 4:33 PM 2016 General Conference 1 Comments

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United Methodist Communications

The Rev. Dan R. Dick prepares for the 2016 General Conference with a discipline of listening and hope. more

May 10, 2016 6:22 PM 2016 General Conference

If United Methodists truly believe in God's power to reconcile and unite us, then breaking apart over issues around human sexuality is not an option, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

Apr 14, 2016 4:30 PM Dan R. Dick 2 Comments

Unlike Christ

Photo Courtesy of Brian Garcia

When we claim to be "better than" any other faith -- or fellow adherents of our own faith -- we undermine everything that the Bible tells we are to be and do as followers of Jesus Christ, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

Dec 4, 2015 12:03 PM Dan R. Dick 1 Comments

What makes for successful ordained ministry? The Rev. Dan R. Dick interviewed dozens of pastors, district superintendents and bishops to find out. more

Nov 25, 2015 11:29 AM Dan R. Dick

Is there anyone that God doesn't love? And if that's so, how can we not love everyone, asks the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

Oct 2, 2015 11:00 AM Dan R. Dick

There's sin and there's evil; they're not the same thing, and we fail to be the church of Jesus Christ when we mistake one for the other, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

Sep 4, 2015 10:36 AM Dan R. Dick 2 Comments

Look out! The Rev. Dan R. Dick lays it on the line about spiritual immaturity in The United Methodist Church, and hardly anyone escapes his incisive critique. more

Aug 28, 2015 12:14 PM Dan R. Dick

After critiquing "Crybaby Christians," the Rev. Dan R. Dick was unprepared for the onslaught of responses he got from church members -- defending spiritual immaturity! more

Aug 28, 2015 12:14 PM Dan R. Dick

Many within the Christian faith find the thought of loving those whom they hate reprehensible and repellant, even though Jesus explicitly calls his disciples to love. The Rev. Dan R. Dick explores why this is so. more

Aug 11, 2015 1:55 PM Dan R. Dick

Selfishness

Courtesy of Revolutionary Paideia

"Me-ness" has replaced "we-ness" in The United Methodist Church, and it's depriving us of the kind of faith community that Jesus intended, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

Aug 6, 2015 3:03 PM Dan R. Dick

Mismatch

UM Insight Illustration

If our system is designed to produce the results we're getting, then perhaps it's time to examine what results we truly desire and build a different system, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

Aug 6, 2015 3:03 PM Dan R. Dick 5 Comments

John Wesley Preaching

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Faced with cultural and church resistance to a fully rounded gospel message, the Rev. Dan R. Dick encourages United Methodists to remain committed to mission, evangelism and social justice as our Christian identity and purpose. more

Jul 31, 2015 11:13 AM Dan R. Dick

Both inadvertently and intentionally, we make the Bible say what we want it to, with blatant disregard for what it actually says, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

Jul 23, 2015 4:59 PM Dan R. Dick