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Easter

The Resurrection turned a symbol of Roman oppression into a sign of hope for Christians, writes the Rev. Mark Conrad. Read more

Practicing Faith

For Easter sermons, the Rev. Bill Cotton offers a declaration of the true power of Christ's Resurrection. Read more

Ordained Ministry

No bunnies or chocolate here, but an animated Wesley Bros collaboration on a hymn celebrating the glory of Christ's Resurrection. Read more

Practicing Faith

The story of Jesus is ultimately about God's love for us and all creation, a story we will recognize wherever we encounter those who struggle against the forces of death, writes Bishop Elaine Stanovsky. Read more

Perspectives

As we move into Palm Sunday and Holy Week, the Rev. Bill Cotton recalls that his recent survival of a critical illness revives his assurance that "every day is Easter." Read more

Practicing Faith

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The message at the heart of Easter is to celebrate life, writes the Rev. F. Richard Garland. Read more

Practicing Faith

The responses of the women who went to Jesus' tomb and discovered the Resurrection hold great examples for Christian leaders, writes the Rev. Jack Shitama. Read more

Practicing Faith

The Rev. Jason Valendy looks at key events of Easter in terms of actions and reactions that still are relevant to our understanding today. Read more

Perspectives

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In keeping with its spiritual practices, United Methodist Insight will not post any new articles from the evening of Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday. Read more

In the Church

Jerusalem Palm Sunday

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Christian leaders in the Middle East proclaim that the world's suffering and death are not final, thanks to Christ's Resurrection on Easter. Read more

Practicing Faith

Like many holidays, Easter has ties to seasonal change, but for Christians it religious roots in the Jewish Passover and the story of Jesus' death and Resurrection, says religion scholar Brent Landau. Read more

In the Church

Bipolar

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Instead of ignoring the more troubling aspects attributed to God, the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant would prefer to deal with them directly to get a complete picture of the divine personality. Read more

Practicing Faith

Doubting Thomas

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Christian tradition has been too unkind to the Apostle Thomas, and it's past time to get demonizing because he had a hard time believing in Jesus' Resurrection, writes the Rev. Richard Bryant. Read more

Perspectives

Jesus Christ, Barrier Buster

Jesus was all about breaking through barriers, and his followers are called to do the same today, writes the Rev. Andy Bryan. Read more

Apr 1, 2015 11:00 AM Andy Bryan

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The tragedy of the Germanwings crash relates directly to the trauma of Holy Week, where we know, but don't know, how we are to respond, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

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United Methodists in a strongly Orthodox environment have an uncomfortable time when it comes to celebrating Easter, writes David W. Scott. Read more

Global Nature

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Wallow'd in a Score

Of all the faults of today's Church, fear is the one that Geoffrey Kruse-Safford wishes most it would replace with courage, for the sake of individual Christians and for the world at large. Read more

Mar 6, 2015 9:58 AM Geoffrey Kruse-Safford

Atonement Theories

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Surprise! There's more than one theory of atonement in Christian theology, and that means there are different meanings to the significance of Holy Week, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

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