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Playground Sand Pit

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Playgrounds and Country Clubs offer insights into the centered and bounded sets of Christianity, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Jun 14, 2017 5:45 PM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

Match Tip

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How did a $7 million dollar congregation leave The United Methodist Church by only paying $69,000? The deal is just absurd, contends the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

May 26, 2017 3:16 PM Jeremy Smith 2 Comments

While deploring cultural accommodation, the Wesleyan Covenant Association has embraced some of the worst aspects of American culture, contends the Rev. Jeremy Smith. This week: hypocrisy. more

May 18, 2017 1:08 PM Jeremy Smith 3 Comments

Oliveto Prayer

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith analyzes the long-term impact of the Judicial Council ruling on the Western Jurisdiction's election of Rev. Karen Oliveto as bishop. more

May 8, 2017 4:53 PM Jeremy Smith

Injustice Scales

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The denomination’s Supreme Court could violate one of Methodism’s core principles in order to throw out a gay bishop, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Apr 20, 2017 3:49 PM 3 Comments

The Empire is obsessed with names and uses them to legitimize all forms of brutality, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith in a Christian critique of recent U.S. foreign policy actions. more

Apr 17, 2017 11:14 AM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

Race and Ethnicity

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A recent hit piece Good News had on racial analysis reveals a lot about how data is twisted to promote self-serving narratives. more

Apr 10, 2017 3:57 PM Jeremy Smith

Wesleyanism is two things, not one, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith, and those two characteristics are often at odds with one another. more

Mar 28, 2017 5:16 PM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

Two Clocks

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Are we playing dirty or abiding in prayer in this interim time, while we await the results of the Commission on a Way Forward? asks the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Mar 28, 2017 9:32 AM 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

SPLC Hate Map

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Is it more important that we count people in the pews and dollars in the plate, or the amount of hate that churches combat? asks the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Aug 31, 2017 3:47 PM Jeremy Smith

Anna Guillozet

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While secular media have focused on the clergyman who edited a book of devotionals sent to Hillary Clinton, the Rev. Jeremy Smith finds that 115 United Methodist clergywomen contributed to the collection. more

Aug 16, 2017 4:15 PM Ordained Ministry 3 Comments

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An anti-diversity memo from a dissident Google employee reveals much about how the Church operates as well, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Aug 8, 2017 12:13 PM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

Goodwill Date Night

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The poor will always be with you–but that doesn’t make them an appropriate topic to be the butt of jokes, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Jul 19, 2017 12:08 PM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

Locked Heart

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The "clergy covenant" to support and hold accountable ordained ministers must be more local, more direct and better practiced if any kind of "Next Methodism" is to succeed, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Jul 12, 2017 6:04 PM Jeremy Smith 2 Comments

Toxic Secret Door

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Are we looking to renovate Methodism–or repeal and replace it? The Rev. Jeremy Smith responds to recent proposals on the evolution of United Methodism. more

Jul 11, 2017 9:01 AM Jeremy Smith 3 Comments

Chris McAlilly

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Discussion of the departure of two churches from the Mississippi Annual Conference leads the Rev. Jeremy Smith to new conclusions about the nature and practice of United Methodism's "clergy covenant." more

Jun 21, 2017 2:51 PM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

Playground Sand Pit

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Playgrounds and Country Clubs offer insights into the centered and bounded sets of Christianity, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Jun 14, 2017 5:45 PM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

Match Tip

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How did a $7 million dollar congregation leave The United Methodist Church by only paying $69,000? The deal is just absurd, contends the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

May 26, 2017 3:16 PM Jeremy Smith 2 Comments

While deploring cultural accommodation, the Wesleyan Covenant Association has embraced some of the worst aspects of American culture, contends the Rev. Jeremy Smith. This week: hypocrisy. more

May 18, 2017 1:08 PM Jeremy Smith 3 Comments

Oliveto Prayer

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith analyzes the long-term impact of the Judicial Council ruling on the Western Jurisdiction's election of Rev. Karen Oliveto as bishop. more

May 8, 2017 4:53 PM Jeremy Smith

Injustice Scales

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The denomination’s Supreme Court could violate one of Methodism’s core principles in order to throw out a gay bishop, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Apr 20, 2017 3:49 PM 3 Comments

The Empire is obsessed with names and uses them to legitimize all forms of brutality, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith in a Christian critique of recent U.S. foreign policy actions. more

Apr 17, 2017 11:14 AM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

Race and Ethnicity

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A recent hit piece Good News had on racial analysis reveals a lot about how data is twisted to promote self-serving narratives. more

Apr 10, 2017 3:57 PM Jeremy Smith

Wesleyanism is two things, not one, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith, and those two characteristics are often at odds with one another. more

Mar 28, 2017 5:16 PM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

Two Clocks

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Are we playing dirty or abiding in prayer in this interim time, while we await the results of the Commission on a Way Forward? asks the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Mar 28, 2017 9:32 AM 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