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Jesus Before Pilate

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Facing the "significant ambiguity" between what is and what will be lies a reassuring gospel truth: God's love is infinite, as Jesus taught, and those who practice it form Christ's church, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

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The Rev. Lowell Greathouse of Oregon-Idaho Conference suggests that studying Jesus from different angles will help us draw spiritual insights for living as his followers in our own fractured time. Read more

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Jesus vs. Pharisees

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United Methodist layman Robert Schotter gives a forceful critique of a recent column from the Wesleyan Covenant Association regarding LGBTQ inclusion in the UMC. Read more

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Most triumphant, those Wyld Stallyns of Methodism use their iPhone time machine to go visit Jesus and learn stuff. Party on, dudes! Read more

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A United Methodist pastor's vision for countering fundamentalist Christian media with more thoughtful study resources continues in a new release on Jesus' last week. Read more

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Jesus hometown friends and neighbors thought he was telling them they were the elite, but in reality he was telling them that the foreigners and outsiders were God's beloved, too, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more

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Just in time for an annual observance, a young disciple teaches Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant about "a King who lived a long time ago." Read more

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The death of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin in U.S. Border Patrol custody prompts the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant to imagine what the world would be like if Jesus had died while he was also a refugee. Read more

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Much as we enjoy our communal festivities, the best place to celebrate Christmas is among the people to whom Jesus came – including the migrants and refugees so feared by some today, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

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What's the connection between Apocalyptic Mark and a 1960s rock band? Read on, folks. Read more

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Whenever we isolate a group of folks, turn them into social lepers, we have just lost Jesus, because he will go and stand with the isolated, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton. Read more

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Immigrants

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We are saved by Christ, of course. But Christ gives us eyes to see and ears to hear to recognize and respond to life differently. We end up living by what we “see” and how we enact that sight, writes the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper. Read more

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Our church and society are permeated with lies, half-truths and deceptions, but the way of Jesus is to tell the truth, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

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"Gentle Jesus, meek and mild," is a favorite image of many Christians, but what about the Jesus who agitated for reform and justice so avidly that he was crucified? asks Dr. Mark Davies. Read more

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Grammar expert Virginia Parrish looks at the meaning behind the ways that Jesus speaks of forgiveness. Read more

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Professor Mark Davies counts the ways that American Christians can become great – and they're nothing like the current culture. Read more

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Jettison the "Jesus junk" that makes us into public spectacles, and practice faith in the humble way that Jesus instructs, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

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When Jesus says, "I am the bread of life," he's talking against the grain of conventional wisdom that says what we store up will sustain us forever, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

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The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant provides a basic account of Jesus' life, ministry and death for people who need an easier entry into the Christian faith. Read more

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Jesus shows the way to leadership by starting out with ideas that seem absurd, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more

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