Think the squabbles over human sexuality, membership decline or bureaucratic agencies most threaten the UMC? No, the worldwide denomination's biggest problem is money, writes Dr. David W. Scott of UM & Global. more

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Sex and money: the major players in any corrupt decision-making process, and sadly, Christians have made the current situation possible, writes the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas. more

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Eat, pray and shop. Open your homes AND prepare your hearts, says the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas. more

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An gone-viral article about the dire financial straits of most middle-class Americans prompts the Rev. Christy Thomas to suggest ways for the church to respond. more

Finance and Administration

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

Practicing Faith


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The church is called to be a counter-cultural alternative to the consumer-driven norms dominating our society, but instead The United Methodist Church maintains the economic status quo that's hurting people, says the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

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Christians, Capitalism and Ayn Rand

The Rev. Teddy Ray examines how different Christian economics really is from the current debates in America, leading us to wonder: Should United Methodists attempt to apply New Testament economics to the institutional church? more

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