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Bible Light

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The Rev. Jim Burklo offers a Bible study fashioned around the idea of Christian resistance to the current racist and inhumane political actions happening in the United States. more

Sep 28, 2017 1:34 PM Practicing Faith 1 Comments

Loudspeaker

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In the second of three parts, the Rev. Jeremy Smith examines the biblical passages that shape progressive views on human sexuality and how to determine when God is doing a new thing. more

Sep 21, 2017 3:54 PM Jeremy Smith

Bible glasses

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The sayings that Jesus gave in his Sermon on the Mount have a deep meaning that will upset the status quo and dramatically reordering the world, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

Sep 8, 2017 11:22 AM Practicing Faith 1 Comments

Bible Open to Psalms

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Christians should regard the Bible as an authority for their faith and lives, but not as an authoritarian document, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. more

Aug 9, 2017 11:55 AM Practicing Faith

Elijah Icon

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A new icon for his prayer practice gives the Rev. Jason Valendy insight into how we use the Bible in our faith journeys. more

Jul 17, 2017 2:59 PM Practicing Faith

Bible Open to Psalms

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The Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas responds to an inquirer who asks whether any part of the Bible can be taken as literal truth. more

Jul 6, 2017 3:10 PM Christy Thomas 4 Comments

Bible Hourglass

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While The United Methodist Church currently struggles over human sexuality, the conflict over how Methodists should interpret and apply the Bible has existed since the 1744 annual conference, writes Dr. Philip Wingeier-Rayo. more

Jun 8, 2017 4:02 PM

In the conclusion of his four-part series from UM & Global, Dr. Barry Bryant examines how we go about "hearing" the Scriptures. more

Jun 7, 2017 4:47 PM Global Nature

Orthodox scriptural views, such as those professed by the Wesleyan Covenant Association, are grounded in tradition and historical precedent, writes the Rev. Joseph R. Stains in a rebuttal to Dr. Steven Tuell. more

Jun 3, 2017 5:17 PM Perspectives 4 Comments

Bible hand

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Meditating on the Scriptures, as John Wesley advised, can lead to a divisive individualism unless we welcome one another as Christ, says the Rev. Dr. Barry Bryant. more

May 31, 2017 4:33 PM Global Nature

Bible glasses

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A United Methodist scholar in the Western Pennsylvania Conference refutes the Wesleyan Covenant Association's view that there is only one way to read and interpret the Holy Bible. more

May 24, 2017 1:53 PM Perspectives 7 Comments

Traveling Shoes

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The Rev. Jason Valendy loves the Bible, and takes it seriously, even as he recognizes that its words about faith are often written in allegory, just as the Apostle Paul says. more

May 23, 2017 12:35 PM Practicing Faith 1 Comments

People Laughing

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We miss a lot of the humor in Jesus' stories because they lose something in translation, but the comic aspects of life and faith are still in the Bible to be enjoyed, writes the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas. more

May 18, 2017 3:34 PM Christy Thomas 1 Comments

It's time to de-clutter The United Methodist Church from outworn attitudes about the Holy Bible, the Book of Discipline and the focus on sexual practice, writes the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas. more

May 8, 2017 2:49 PM Christy Thomas 4 Comments

Bible hand

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We so often "cherry-pick" the scriptures by which we'll abide, except when it comes to the issues around human sexuality, writes the Rev. Rich Peck. more

Apr 28, 2017 4:05 PM Perspectives

Bucking the trend of making things easier, the Rev. Jason Valendy argues for dysfluency with the Holy Bible – making it harder to understand so that faith requires struggle to take root. more

Apr 10, 2017 4:20 PM Perspectives

Pink flowers

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If pink was once yellow, then it's also possible that people's understanding of Scripture can evolve over time as well, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. more

Apr 3, 2017 9:48 AM Perspectives 1 Comments

Bible Johari

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The Rev. Jason Valendy offers a handy tool for making sure your Bible study is healthy. more

Mar 22, 2017 1:04 PM Practicing Faith

Bible Light

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As the United States approaches the 2016 presidential election, the Rev. Schuyler Rhodes reflects on the qualities of a genuinely moral leader. more

Nov 2, 2016 3:16 PM Perspectives

The story of Jacob's dream offers a vision for Christians to for God beside them as well as in exalted places, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. more

Oct 22, 2016 10:23 AM Practicing Faith