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We so often "cherry-pick" the scriptures by which we'll abide, except when it comes to the issues around human sexuality, writes the Rev. Rich Peck. more

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Rick Vance

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Rev. Rick Vance, director of men’s ministry for the General Commission on United Methodist Men, says men's reluctance to get involved in church can be overcome with persistence and personal attention. more

Local Church

A runner for some 65 years -- yes, really, 65 years -- the Rev. Rich Peck has never had a "high" in sport or in faith, but he sees no reason to quit. more

Practicing Faith

Oyster

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Whether we're oysters or rocks or ballerinas or Lebron James, we'll do well to remember that each of us has only a small and imperfect vision of God-things, writes the Rev. Rich Peck. more

Practicing Faith

61st Ave. Luncheon

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Gentrification is having a negative effect on 61st Avenue United Methodist Church, a beacon of hope and care in the West Nashville neighborhood known as the Nations, writes the Rev. Rich Peck. more

Ministry with the Poor

The Religious Landscape Study results for American United Methodists show that we've forgotten our identity as Wesleyan Christians, writes the Rev. Rich Peck. more

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New Q

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What if that gospel source known as "Q" actually comes from United Methodists' favorite church jargon? The Rev. Rich Peck has a humorous take on the prospect. more

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Our differences of opinion over biblical interpretation are a strength, and a good reason for The United Methodist Church to stay together, says the Rev. Rich Peck. more

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As it struggles on through its inner turmoil over human sexuality, the Rev. Rich Peck finds The United Methodist Church is guilty of sins of omission and commission in regard to the rest of its call to ministry as followers of Jesus Christ. more

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The Rev. Rich Peck pays an instructive time-travel visit to his 24-year-old newly ordained self to find some perspective on the special called 2019 General Conference. more

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Bible with Cross Shadow

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While the acceptance of LGBTQ people may be the "presenting issue," what's really at the heart of United Methodist troubles is the deeper issue of how to value and interpret Scripture, writes the Rev. Rich Peck. more

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GC Plenary 2016

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Veteran journalist Rich Peck describes what he envisions for the special called 2019 General Conference on unity if the procedural rules stay the same. more

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His life is a miracle, but there's still something mysterious about it all, writes the Rev. Rich Peck. more

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Rick Vance

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Rev. Rick Vance, director of men’s ministry for the General Commission on United Methodist Men, says men's reluctance to get involved in church can be overcome with persistence and personal attention. more

Local Church

A runner for some 65 years -- yes, really, 65 years -- the Rev. Rich Peck has never had a "high" in sport or in faith, but he sees no reason to quit. more

Practicing Faith

Oyster

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Whether we're oysters or rocks or ballerinas or Lebron James, we'll do well to remember that each of us has only a small and imperfect vision of God-things, writes the Rev. Rich Peck. more

Practicing Faith

61st Ave. Luncheon

Photo by Rich Peck

Gentrification is having a negative effect on 61st Avenue United Methodist Church, a beacon of hope and care in the West Nashville neighborhood known as the Nations, writes the Rev. Rich Peck. more

Ministry with the Poor

The Religious Landscape Study results for American United Methodists show that we've forgotten our identity as Wesleyan Christians, writes the Rev. Rich Peck. more

Perspectives 1 Comments

New Q

UM Insight Art

What if that gospel source known as "Q" actually comes from United Methodists' favorite church jargon? The Rev. Rich Peck has a humorous take on the prospect. more

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Money

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Two churchwide agencies tasked with preparation the worldwide denomination's budget have agreed on the guidelines by which they'll prepare financial plans. more

In the Church

Cross-Flame Shirt

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The United Methodist Church is likely to continue its decades-long struggle to define the relationship between churches in the United States and congregations in Africa, Asia and Europe, with the Connectional Table assigned to the task. more

In the Church

Kepler Space Telescope

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The Kepler telescope's discovery of thousands of potentially habitable planets far beyond Earth underscores the UMC's Social Principles that science expands our understanding of the mysteries of God’s creation, writes Rich Peck. more

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Bishop James Swanson

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Christian men need help to find a new identity in serving God and people, urged Bishop James A. Swanson, president of the General Commission on United Methodist Men, during the agency's recent directors' meeting. more

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Boy Scouts

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The United Methodist Men's Commission, sponsoring agency for the church's Boy Scout troops, says that any troops disaffiliated by the Southern Baptist Convention would be welcomed by the UMC more

In the Church

Veteran United Methodist communicator Rich Peck tells the story of a lost opportunity to foster global unity at the 2012 General Conference. more

In the Church

Committee Vote

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Rich Peck of United Methodist News Service provides an overview of the proceedings of the 2012 General Conference held April 24-May 4 in Tampa, Florida. more

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Money

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The General Council on Finance and Administration proposes a four-year budget with significant cutbacks for The United Methodist Church. more

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