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Far from being a shallow concept, creating a world where love is the way poses a hard challenge to today's realities, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

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Jesus calls us to love one another not to fix others to our liking, but for their own sake no matter how offensive we may find them, writes the Rev. Jim Parsons. more

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Galactic Sunrise

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Key to "practicing the better" is to understand the formative images of the Bible – light, life and love, writes the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper. more

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John 3:16 may be worn out as the best way to witness to God's unconditional, never-failing grace and love, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

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Weeping Angel

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Grief is something that transcends time and can't be forced to conclude, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

Christ and the Adulteress

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In our apocalyptic times when so much corruption is being revealed, Christians need to face up to our own failings to love as Jesus teaches, writes Cynthia B. Astle. more

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Learning to love as Jesus loves takes hard work, so why should we think of the Church as an exercise-free zone? asks the Rev. Jim Burklo. more

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Loving God

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We're in a time when it's necessary to drop outmoded theologies in favor of renewing "the religion of the heart," as John Wesley put it -- our close relationship with God, writes the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper. more

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Love

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The nature of God's love is not merely existence, but insistence, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. more

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The Civil Rights Movement has an important lesson to teach today's resisters to inhumane public policies -- how to love evil into becoming good, writes United Methodist layman Brian Snyder. more

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Love One Another

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All our scriptures about welcoming strangers are important to the immigration discussion, but the overarching issue is our fear of others, writes the Rev. Craig C. Hill, dean of United Methodist-related Perkins School of Theology. more

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Festival of Lights

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Darlene DiDomenick, interim director of the Methodist Federation for Social Action, offers a message of encouragement to "justice-seekers" who may be downhearted by the events of 2016. more

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In an excerpt from a recent sermon, the Rev. Jason Valendy says the book of Deuteronomy teaches us what happens when a society isn't built on values such as justice, mercy and love. more

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Love One Another

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"However we may rationalize schism as faithfulness to truth and orthodoxy, or as the cost of bold prophetic witness, the world correctly sees it as the failure to love," asserts retired Bishop Kenneth L. Carder. more

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When it comes to differing viewpoints on a possible schism of The United Methodist Church, the Rev. Andrew Burd-Harris asserts that the UMC lacks enough perspective to make any definitive decisions about its future. more

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Florida Bishop Ken Carter advocates for a broader, deeper and more accurate meaning for the much-abused word "evangelical." more

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Future Prospects Part 1

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In Part 1 of "Future Prospects," a four-part series on how the 2016 General Conference has reshaped The United Methodist Church, Darryl W. Stephens explores a little-known but widely backed theological statement on accepting differences. more

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Loving God

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The Rev. Morgan Guyton lays out three distinctive traits that mark the Wesleyan understanding of God and God's action in the lives of people. more

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Front Porch

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"Front Porch Therapy" – where people can greet one another and view the world – could be just what's needed to create a more compassionate community, writes the Rev. Billy Cox. more

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