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Jeremy Smith

Money and Time

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What does the current U.S. administration’s budget mean for people of faith? asks the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Mar 21, 2017 11:08 AM Jeremy Smith

Online diploma

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After observing academics in their natural habitat, the struggle between academics and online communities became more clear, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Mar 14, 2017 11:36 AM Jeremy Smith

Old TV

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For a caucus that claims majority appeal, money, and momentum, why does the Wesleyan Covenant Association share falsehoods instead of naming and claiming what they are really about? more

Mar 9, 2017 11:34 AM Jeremy Smith

Car Steering Wheel

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith offers three ways for Christians to cope with difficulty in the world around us. more

Feb 15, 2017 3:03 PM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

Match Tip

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Church politics, economics, and leverage paint a rather dramatic picture of this moment playing out in Mississippi, America, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Feb 13, 2017 6:00 PM Jeremy Smith 2 Comments

Broken Cross & Flame

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News that two congregations in Mississippi have applied to leave The United Methodist Church prompts the Rev. Jeremy Smith to examine who really will be harmed by the congregations' departure. It's not who you may think. more

Feb 9, 2017 11:37 AM Jeremy Smith 5 Comments

Free BOD

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For six years, one of the Rev. Jeremy Smith's projects in The United Methodist Church has been to free our doctrine, polity, and social statements from their paywalls. Recently, the project took two steps forward … and one step back. more

Feb 8, 2017 11:15 AM Jeremy Smith

Newsies

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For almost 100 years, Methodists have believed in Fake News that has not stood the test of time, and it's past time to uncover the truth, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Feb 3, 2017 11:09 AM Jeremy Smith

Independence Day

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Progressive America – including progressive Christians – aren't going simply to fade away under the new administration that came into office on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2017, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Jan 20, 2017 11:34 AM Jeremy Smith

As the inauguration of Donald Trump nears, the Rev. Jeremy Smith ponders Professional Wrestling, Confirmation hearings, ethics disclosures, and how politics can poison the well of the Church. more

Jan 18, 2017 3:48 PM Jeremy Smith 2 Comments

Frozen Portland

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In the aftermath of a major winter storm, the Rev. Jeremy Smith reflects on replacing a sense of isolation with one of camaraderie on a snow day – and in seeking justice. more

Jan 17, 2017 12:50 PM Jeremy Smith

Two Wesleys

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith asks: Can the Wesleyan Covenant Prayer, likely to be used in hundreds of churches this month, be tweaked to fit today’s context and theological sensibilities? more

Jan 3, 2017 2:04 PM Jeremy Smith 3 Comments

Wage Gap

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith tackles the four current sexuaity terms that are used interchangeably, but inaccurately. more

Dec 19, 2016 3:07 PM Jeremy Smith 2 Comments

Hamilton Burr

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith reimagines the song “Dear Theodosia” from the hit musical "Hamilton" into a lament and charge for The United Methodist Church. more

Dec 14, 2016 4:27 PM Jeremy Smith

Donald Trump's stunning election as U.S. president has revealed the nature of those joining the Wesleyan Covenant Association and its potential to disrupt or even topple the institution of The United Methodist Church, writes Jeremy Smith. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:21 PM Jeremy Smith 3 Comments

Donald Trump’s election as U.S. President will either awaken the sleeping heart of Methodism or accelerate its turn towards schism and irrelevance, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Nov 14, 2016 5:17 PM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

Crowdsourcing

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith examines the composition and implications of the newly named Commission on a Way Forward, which will review the structure and polity of the United Methodist Church and make recommendations. more

Oct 25, 2016 12:08 PM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

Ideologically Divided

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After attending the inaugural event of the Wesleyan Covenant Association, the Rev. Jeremy Smith analyzes the basis and agenda of the latest conservative evangelical caucus in The United Methodist Church. more

Oct 19, 2016 11:11 AM Jeremy Smith 5 Comments

Upside Down Church

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If Progressive Methodists cannot imagine life outside the Wesleyan perspective, then there is nowhere else for them to go except to continue to reform the United Methodist Church, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Oct 4, 2016 2:34 PM Jeremy Smith 6 Comments

Wrong Way

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Christian churches ought to be places where the world's win-lose systems don't hold sway, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Sep 19, 2016 12:56 PM Jeremy Smith

Money and Time

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What does the current U.S. administration’s budget mean for people of faith? asks the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Mar 21, 2017 11:08 AM Jeremy Smith

Online diploma

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After observing academics in their natural habitat, the struggle between academics and online communities became more clear, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Mar 14, 2017 11:36 AM Jeremy Smith

Old TV

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For a caucus that claims majority appeal, money, and momentum, why does the Wesleyan Covenant Association share falsehoods instead of naming and claiming what they are really about? more

Mar 9, 2017 11:34 AM Jeremy Smith

Car Steering Wheel

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith offers three ways for Christians to cope with difficulty in the world around us. more

Feb 15, 2017 3:03 PM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

Match Tip

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Church politics, economics, and leverage paint a rather dramatic picture of this moment playing out in Mississippi, America, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Feb 13, 2017 6:00 PM Jeremy Smith 2 Comments

Broken Cross & Flame

Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Smith

News that two congregations in Mississippi have applied to leave The United Methodist Church prompts the Rev. Jeremy Smith to examine who really will be harmed by the congregations' departure. It's not who you may think. more

Feb 9, 2017 11:37 AM Jeremy Smith 5 Comments

Free BOD

Hacking Christianity Screencap

For six years, one of the Rev. Jeremy Smith's projects in The United Methodist Church has been to free our doctrine, polity, and social statements from their paywalls. Recently, the project took two steps forward … and one step back. more

Feb 8, 2017 11:15 AM Jeremy Smith

Newsies

Photo Courtesy of Hacking Christianity

For almost 100 years, Methodists have believed in Fake News that has not stood the test of time, and it's past time to uncover the truth, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Feb 3, 2017 11:09 AM Jeremy Smith

Independence Day

Hacking Christianity Screencap

Progressive America – including progressive Christians – aren't going simply to fade away under the new administration that came into office on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2017, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Jan 20, 2017 11:34 AM Jeremy Smith

As the inauguration of Donald Trump nears, the Rev. Jeremy Smith ponders Professional Wrestling, Confirmation hearings, ethics disclosures, and how politics can poison the well of the Church. more

Jan 18, 2017 3:48 PM Jeremy Smith 2 Comments

Frozen Portland

Photo Credit: Liz Temple, FUMCPDX

In the aftermath of a major winter storm, the Rev. Jeremy Smith reflects on replacing a sense of isolation with one of camaraderie on a snow day – and in seeking justice. more

Jan 17, 2017 12:50 PM Jeremy Smith

Two Wesleys

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith asks: Can the Wesleyan Covenant Prayer, likely to be used in hundreds of churches this month, be tweaked to fit today’s context and theological sensibilities? more

Jan 3, 2017 2:04 PM Jeremy Smith 3 Comments

Wage Gap

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith tackles the four current sexuaity terms that are used interchangeably, but inaccurately. more

Dec 19, 2016 3:07 PM Jeremy Smith 2 Comments

Hamilton Burr

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith reimagines the song “Dear Theodosia” from the hit musical "Hamilton" into a lament and charge for The United Methodist Church. more

Dec 14, 2016 4:27 PM Jeremy Smith

Donald Trump's stunning election as U.S. president has revealed the nature of those joining the Wesleyan Covenant Association and its potential to disrupt or even topple the institution of The United Methodist Church, writes Jeremy Smith. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:21 PM Jeremy Smith 3 Comments

Crowdsourcing

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith examines the composition and implications of the newly named Commission on a Way Forward, which will review the structure and polity of the United Methodist Church and make recommendations. more

Oct 25, 2016 12:08 PM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

Ideologically Divided

Pew Research Center Chart

After attending the inaugural event of the Wesleyan Covenant Association, the Rev. Jeremy Smith analyzes the basis and agenda of the latest conservative evangelical caucus in The United Methodist Church. more

Oct 19, 2016 11:11 AM Jeremy Smith 5 Comments

Upside Down Church

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If Progressive Methodists cannot imagine life outside the Wesleyan perspective, then there is nowhere else for them to go except to continue to reform the United Methodist Church, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Oct 4, 2016 2:34 PM Jeremy Smith 6 Comments

Wrong Way

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Christian churches ought to be places where the world's win-lose systems don't hold sway, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Sep 19, 2016 12:56 PM Jeremy Smith

What can overturning the historic excommunication of a bishop teach us about our current climate of United Methodism? asks the Rev. Jeremy Smith, a new member of the General Commission of Archives and History. more

Sep 19, 2016 11:44 AM Jeremy Smith 2 Comments