Religion historian Martin Marty compares recent trends in charitable giving with the tax reform legislation headed for approval in Congress. Read more

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Inspired by a recent book, Dr. David W. Scott imagines how United Methodist mission giving might reduce dependency if it were reshaped along the lines of the "Nordic theory of love." Read more

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The popular Christmas project of Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse organization actually corrupts everything that Christmas should mean and be, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

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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. Read more

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This Advent marks United Methodist Insight's second anniversary of anticipating God's future for The United Methodist Church, and offers a time for readers to support the forum through prayers and gifts. Read more