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"Evangelical" Christianity and the new social category of "woketivism" are remarkably similar in their adherence to hard beliefs about humanity, but both can become toxic if they're ends in themselves, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more


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Through the filters and distractions of life in the Internet age, it's easy to lose track of the voice of Jesus. The only way to hear him is to abandon ourselves to God, says the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

Practicing Faith

A friend's Facebook posts on dealing with his wife's virulent cancer draws some practice advice on how to help those who suffer from the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. more

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7 Habits

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Fasten your safety belts -- it's going to be a bumpy ride through the social media habits that the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant finds annoying. more

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A social media exchange between UM Insight and a previous contributor of conservative stance leads coordinator Cynthia B. Astle to ask for reader feedback. more

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The speed of social media makes it difficult to take back sharp or shameful words, and leaves no room for grace, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

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If Jesus were on social media, he probably would call out anyone on their bad attitudes and behavior – just like in the gospels, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more


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For all its gifts at keeping believers connected, participating in online Christian exchange without being grounded in a local church holds tremendous personal and social peril, writes the Rev. Drew B. McIntyre. more

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The current trend of giving up social media for Lent isn't as good as it might sound, because it takes Christians out of one of today's busiest and most fertile fields of evangelism, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

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Passing the Baton

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Though often compared to sprints and marathons, the movement toward a more just society is more accurately a relay race of handing down values to succeeding generations, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Jeremy Smith

The Geek Preacher echoes a timeless reality: Social media is just another form of communication. It's the acts of communication -- building relationships -- that really count. more


Craig L. Adams examines his use of social media, which some Christians say they're giving up as part of their Lenten observances. more

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Annie MacNeal

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Reserve delegate Annie MacNeal talks about being disempowered in a subcommittee because she read from notes on her iPhone. more

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The world of social media makes it possible to "attend" the 2012 General Conference without being present -- but not quite. more

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