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United Methodists around the country are providing meals, prayers and other aid to furloughed government workers, while in Washington, D. C., faith leaders called for an end to the federal shutdown. Read more

Advocating Justice

Local churches in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference, home to hundreds of federal employees, are ramping up aid to furloughed workers amid the government shutdown. Read more

Local Church

Inclusion Attempted

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The parallels between the recent performance of the U.S. Congress and the 2012 General Conference delegate are eerie and disquieting. What can we expect for the UMC's 2016 global legislature? Read more

Views from a Ridge 4 Comments

Govt. Shutdown

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The resumption of federal government operations still leaves the Rev. Christy Thomas with a puzzle: how to participate faithfully as a citizen of both church and state without being inaccurately pigeonholed for her complex views. Read more

Christy Thomas 1 Comments

Tell the Truth

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Not to Get Political, But ...

Oct 9, 2013 3:58 PM The Pondering Prophet

Vader Cross

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The God of No Compromise and the Government Shutdown

The Rev. Morgan Guyton finds a theological foundation to the government shutdown that contradicts the gospel of grace inherent in the Christian faith. Read more

Oct 9, 2013 1:12 PM Morgan Guyton 2 Comments

Govt. Shutdown

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United Methodists and other Christian leaders are advocating for America's most vulnerable citizens – including some 800,000 furloughed federal workers – as a congressional impasse continues over the budget. Read more

In the Church

Rafael Cruz

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The Theology of Government Shutdown: Christian Dominionism

The Rev. Morgan Guyton researched the theological roots of Sen. Ted Cruz, champion of defunding the Affordable Care Act, and discovered some things that he finds disquieting. Read more

Sep 30, 2013 10:31 PM Morgan Guyton 1 Comments