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Inclusion Attempted

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

Sep 20, 2017 5:20 PM A Way Forward 5 Comments

A frequent contributor to United Methodist Insight and author of a new book, David N. Field begins his new blog Grace in the Fractures by asking a basic question behind the origins of Methodism: what's the point? more

Jun 20, 2017 4:21 PM Perspectives

Because of its international connection, the United Methodist Church is in a unique position to demonstrate the inclusive nature of the Church, writes Dr. David N. Field. more

May 8, 2017 3:55 PM Global Nature

Community

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We only discover the nature of the church when we examine the nature of its context, writes Dr. David N. Field in his second critique of the proposed church unity document, "Wonder, Love and Praise." more

Apr 28, 2017 4:37 PM Global Nature

John Wesley Writing

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John Wesley's theology on church unity goes farther and deeper than the usually cited sermons, writes Dr. David N. Field in his review of the proposed church identity document, "Wonder, Love and Praise." more

Apr 26, 2017 4:30 PM Global Nature

Bishop Mande Muyombo

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"Loosening the connection" is one way the Commission on A Way Forward might get The United Methodist Church past its current impasse over the acceptance of homosexuality, reports Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service more

Apr 11, 2017 5:07 PM A Way Forward 1 Comments

e-Academy

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A new partnership between the Methodist e-Academy in Europe and the Globe Digital Library for Theology and Ecumenism is bringing Methodist and Wesleyan resources to far-flung students via the Internet. more

Feb 7, 2017 3:41 PM Ordained Ministry

John Wesley Profile

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Scholar David N. Field continues his analysis of the atmosphere at the 2016 General Conference in light of John Wesley's historic sermon, "A Caution Against Bigotry," on being so wedded to one's own views as to be unable to hear one another. more

May 14, 2016 12:01 PM 2016 General Conference

John Wesley Preaching

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Scholar David N. Field examines the atmosphere at the 2016 General Conference in light of John Wesley's historic sermon “A Caution against Bigotry,” on being so wed to one's own perspective as being unable to hear anyone else. more

May 14, 2016 11:55 AM 2016 General Conference 2 Comments

African Immigrants

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Caring for the waves of immigrants heading for Europe from Africa offers a prime opportunity for United Methodists to connect with the "migratory God" of our biblical tradition, writes Dr. David N. Field. more

Aug 20, 2015 10:58 AM Global Nature

African Immigration

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Noting the recent wave of migration from Africa to Europe, scholar David N. Field calls United Methodists to consider how to accept immigrants as siblings in the family of Christ. more

Jun 5, 2015 10:57 AM Global Nature

Dr. David N. Field, a European-based scholar who serves on the Commission on A Way Forward, looks at the faith importance of staying unified despite opposing theological positions. more

Sep 15, 2017 11:15 AM A Way Forward 2 Comments

John Wesley Profile

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Scholar David N. Field takes a deep dive into John Wesley's theology of sin, and finds that Christians holding divergent views can stay in covenant together if they act according to God's overarching moral law of love. more

Jul 24, 2017 2:05 PM Perspectives 19 Comments

Loving Neighbor

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Scholar David N. Field contends that theological diversity poses no threat to the core of Methodism, which proclaims the radical transforming grace of God that enables us to love God and our neighbors. more

Jul 10, 2017 5:03 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

A frequent contributor to United Methodist Insight and author of a new book, David N. Field begins his new blog Grace in the Fractures by asking a basic question behind the origins of Methodism: what's the point? more

Jun 20, 2017 4:21 PM Perspectives

Because of its international connection, the United Methodist Church is in a unique position to demonstrate the inclusive nature of the Church, writes Dr. David N. Field. more

May 8, 2017 3:55 PM Global Nature

Community

Philip Martin Illustration

We only discover the nature of the church when we examine the nature of its context, writes Dr. David N. Field in his second critique of the proposed church unity document, "Wonder, Love and Praise." more

Apr 28, 2017 4:37 PM Global Nature

John Wesley Writing

Photo Courtesy of Morgan Guyton

John Wesley's theology on church unity goes farther and deeper than the usually cited sermons, writes Dr. David N. Field in his review of the proposed church identity document, "Wonder, Love and Praise." more

Apr 26, 2017 4:30 PM Global Nature

John Wesley Profile

Photo Courtesy of Wes Magruder

Scholar David N. Field continues his analysis of the atmosphere at the 2016 General Conference in light of John Wesley's historic sermon, "A Caution Against Bigotry," on being so wedded to one's own views as to be unable to hear one another. more

May 14, 2016 12:01 PM 2016 General Conference

John Wesley Preaching

Public Domain Photo

Scholar David N. Field examines the atmosphere at the 2016 General Conference in light of John Wesley's historic sermon “A Caution against Bigotry,” on being so wed to one's own perspective as being unable to hear anyone else. more

May 14, 2016 11:55 AM 2016 General Conference 2 Comments

African Immigrants

Irish Defense Forces Photo CC2 License

Caring for the waves of immigrants heading for Europe from Africa offers a prime opportunity for United Methodists to connect with the "migratory God" of our biblical tradition, writes Dr. David N. Field. more

Aug 20, 2015 10:58 AM Global Nature

African Immigration

U.S. Navy photo/Released

Noting the recent wave of migration from Africa to Europe, scholar David N. Field calls United Methodists to consider how to accept immigrants as siblings in the family of Christ. more

Jun 5, 2015 10:57 AM Global Nature

Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela's bold actions to include his jailers in Holy Communion while in prison profoundly changed the sacrament's practice and created a new challenge for all Christians, writes Dr. David N. Field. more

Jan 9, 2014 8:24 PM Perspectives 1 Comments