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Inclusion Attempted

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A new group, Uniting Methodists Movement, promotes a solution of staying together as a denomination despite deep differences over the acceptance of homosexuality. Read more

A Way Forward 5 Comments

Berlin Wall Fall

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Christians are called to live though the current social and political chaos with faith, not with fear, lest we be buried in the wilderness, says the Rev. Mike Slaughter. Read more

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Slaughters in Sudan

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When confronted with evil such as the Orlando gay nightclub shooting, our response should be such radical generosity as to confuse and bewilder the evil-doer, writes the Rev. Mike Slaughter. Read more

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Diverse Table

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How can we find our way forward in unity without expecting uniformity? asks the Rev. Mike Slaughter. Read more

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Politics 2016

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In the midst of some of America's most rancorous political campaigns, the Rev. Mike Slaughter urges Christians not to let the faith by co-opted by those who would use it solely to gain political power. Read more

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Ashes

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The Rev. Mike Slaughter suggests we could benefit – and brighten the world around us – if we fasted from being a jerk over the 40 days of Lent. Read more

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The Rev. Mike Slaughter counsels Christians to take a closer look at how they spend their money in our consumerist society. Read more

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The troubles of the world are awaiting the help of Jesus' followers, the Incarnation proves because that we humans are the means through which God works in the world, writes the Rev. Mike Slaughter. Read more

Beyond Bethlehem

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The Rev. Mike Slaughter invites United Methodists to join in a special project to aid refugees. Read more

Dan Bracken

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As part of the "Christmas Miracle" campaign for refugees on the Rev. Mike Slaughter's blog, communicator Dan Bracken tells what encountering refugees has meant to his faith. Read more

Refugee Girl

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Momentum continues to build among United Methodist churches and agencies for a "Christmas miracle" effort to aid the world's 60 millions refugees, writes the Rev. Mike Slaughter, who inspired the project. Read more

Different Christmas

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In response to what he believes to be the Holy Spirit's prompting, the Rev. Mike Slaughter reaches out to the head of United Methodism's global missions agency with an idea to aid refugees. Read more

Debaters

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The Rev. Mike Slaughter finds that Christians' disagreement over the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality brings an opportunity to put selfless love above political or theologicaly ideology. Read more

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Fort Ginghamsburg

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With eight in 10 American churches composed of a homogenous racial group, the Rev. Mike Slaughter is more concerned about Christian attitudes toward segregation within our churches than he isrelieved by the growth in diversity Read more

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Imaginary Jesus

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The Revs. Adam Hamilton and Mike Slaughter continue their video conversation about what may be keeping Millennials – and others as well – from involvement with congregations. Read more

Local Church

Hamilton Slaughter Video

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Adam Hamilton and Mike Slaughter examine why young people stay away from church. Read more

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Moon Walk

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Resurrection thinking requires that we die to old ways of thought and embrace new possibilities, writes the Rev. Mike Slaughter. Read more

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Palm Sunday isn't only the day of Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, writes the Rev. Mike Slaughter. It's the day when the Kingdom of God boldly confronts imperial Rome and religious authorities, with dire consequences. Read more

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The Rev. Mike Slaughter of Ginghamsburg UMC invites United Methodists to read the Bible through the lens of Jesus' teachings. Read more

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Bobblehead John Wesley

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Schismatic forces across the United Methodist connection have had the opposite effect from what they desired, judging by actions at this week's annual conference sessions, writes Joel L. Watts. Read more

Flags

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Beware churches that place nationalism above loyalty to Jesus Christ, warns the Rev. Mike Slaughter. Read more

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Berlin Wall Fall

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Christians are called to live though the current social and political chaos with faith, not with fear, lest we be buried in the wilderness, says the Rev. Mike Slaughter. Read more

Perspectives

Slaughters in Sudan

Photo Courtesy of Mike Slaughter

When confronted with evil such as the Orlando gay nightclub shooting, our response should be such radical generosity as to confuse and bewilder the evil-doer, writes the Rev. Mike Slaughter. Read more

Practicing Faith

Diverse Table

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How can we find our way forward in unity without expecting uniformity? asks the Rev. Mike Slaughter. Read more

Practicing Faith

Politics 2016

Illustration Courtesy of Mike Slaughter

In the midst of some of America's most rancorous political campaigns, the Rev. Mike Slaughter urges Christians not to let the faith by co-opted by those who would use it solely to gain political power. Read more

Practicing Faith

Ashes 2

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In a follow-up to last week's post, the Rev. Mike Slaughter examines how Christians are called to live with a proactive biblical worldview that seeks the common good of all God’s children, irrespective of politics or partisan persuasion. Read more

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Ashes

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The Rev. Mike Slaughter suggests we could benefit – and brighten the world around us – if we fasted from being a jerk over the 40 days of Lent. Read more

Practicing Faith

The Rev. Mike Slaughter counsels Christians to take a closer look at how they spend their money in our consumerist society. Read more

Practicing Faith

The troubles of the world are awaiting the help of Jesus' followers, the Incarnation proves because that we humans are the means through which God works in the world, writes the Rev. Mike Slaughter. Read more

Dan Bracken

Photo Courtesy of Mike Slaughter

As part of the "Christmas Miracle" campaign for refugees on the Rev. Mike Slaughter's blog, communicator Dan Bracken tells what encountering refugees has meant to his faith. Read more

Refugee Girl

Photo Courtesy of Mike Slaughter

Momentum continues to build among United Methodist churches and agencies for a "Christmas miracle" effort to aid the world's 60 millions refugees, writes the Rev. Mike Slaughter, who inspired the project. Read more

Different Christmas

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In response to what he believes to be the Holy Spirit's prompting, the Rev. Mike Slaughter reaches out to the head of United Methodism's global missions agency with an idea to aid refugees. Read more

Debaters

Illustration by Philip Martin

The Rev. Mike Slaughter finds that Christians' disagreement over the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality brings an opportunity to put selfless love above political or theologicaly ideology. Read more

Practicing Faith

Fort Ginghamsburg

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With eight in 10 American churches composed of a homogenous racial group, the Rev. Mike Slaughter is more concerned about Christian attitudes toward segregation within our churches than he isrelieved by the growth in diversity Read more

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Moon Walk

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Resurrection thinking requires that we die to old ways of thought and embrace new possibilities, writes the Rev. Mike Slaughter. Read more

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Baltimore Riots April 2015

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Nepal's earthquake and Baltimore's unrest set the Rev. Mike Slaughter to pondering and prayer about Christians' role in attempting to heal a burning world. Read more

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Palm Sunday isn't only the day of Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, writes the Rev. Mike Slaughter. It's the day when the Kingdom of God boldly confronts imperial Rome and religious authorities, with dire consequences. Read more

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Servant role

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Following Jesus means choosing a resolute commitment to an upside-down way of life, writes the Rev. Mike Slaughter. Read more

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Money2

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Continuing his provocative series, the Rev. Mike Slaughter examines how even faithful Christians can fall prey to consumerist culture, when the gospel clearly teaches another lifestyle. Read more

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The Rev. Mike Slaughter of Ginghamsburg UMC invites United Methodists to read the Bible through the lens of Jesus' teachings. Read more

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