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A January forum for global missions staff highlights the keys to using authentic dialogue as a spiritual practice: cross-cultural literacy, neighborliness, faith in relation to other faiths, and dialogue within cultures. more

Global Nature

Bishop Gregory Palmer

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In a stirring Episcopal Address that drew applause and a standing ovation, Bishop Gregory V. Palmer challenge General Conference delegates to forego past animosities and unite with humility to make disciples and transform the world. more

2016 General Conference

Rising interest in the ministry of spiritual direction holds out hope for positive changes in the declining institutional church, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. more

Practicing Faith

Insight Overview

United Methodist Insight Illustrations

United Methodist Insight's success, far beyond original expectations, prompts changes to improve the forum for its readers' benefit. more

Views from a Ridge

Revival

Photo Courtesy of Ben Gosden

On Praying for Revival

Tapping into the widespread search for renewal in The United Methodist Church, the Rev. Ben Gosden invites us to consider some essential steps in accomplishing a revival. more

Apr 15, 2015 1:38 PM Ben Gosden 1 Comments

5 Things the Church Should Stop for Lent

Rather than sacrificing sweets or social media, the Rev. Ben Gosden has a list of things the institutional church should stop doing for Lent ... and maybe permanently. more

Feb 26, 2015 2:59 PM Ben Gosden

Lent

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The Shadow of Lent

The Rev. F. Richard Garland finds that he doesn't like the reflective season of Lent – the 40 days of spiritual preparation before Easter – but he finds that he needs its spiritual disciplines nonetheless. more

Feb 19, 2015 5:11 PM F. Richard Garland

Family Praying

Photo Courtesy of David MacDonald

The Rev. David MacDonald, a university chaplain in the East Ohio Annual Conference, compares the troubled state of the UMC to a married couple seeking guidance to repair their relationship. more

Perspectives

Aldersgate Covenant

Photo by Amy Forbus, Arkansas Annual (regional) Conference

A gathering of some 160 United Methodists led by the Aldersgate Covenant calls upon God's Holy Spirit to guide The United Methodist Church away from its recent focus on numbers and programs to an authentic spiritual revival. more

In the Church

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Leaders of the Aldersgate Covenant outline their hopes for the national gathering slated in May at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan. more

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Miracle Eye

Photo Courtesy of Dan R. Dick

How might our lives as Christ-followers change if we were granted the ability to see creation through the eye of God -- the good, the bad and the ugly, wonders the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more

Perspectives Archive

DRC Prayer

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Newly assigned Bishop Young Jin Cho has joined the Virginia Conference's jurisdictional delegation in urging clergy and laity to participated in a "spiritual renewal covenant." more

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