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Being faithful in "little things" brings every Christian the opportunity to be salt, light and leaven wherever they are, says the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper. more

Mar 14, 2017 7:56 AM Practicing Faith

Salt March

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Acts of non-conformance adopted by United Methodists this year are in fact the highest form of loyalty -- nonviolent non-cooperation with unjust law, writes the Rev. Dr. Stephen Harper. more

Aug 11, 2016 6:15 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

Steve Harper finds a world of wisdom for United Methodists in recent Lectionary readings on God choosing diversity. more

Apr 28, 2016 9:00 PM 2016 General Conference

Delegates Unity

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The intentional breakup of The United Methodist Church through schism is an impulse that must be resisted, writes the Rev. Dr. Stephen Harper. more

Mar 17, 2016 2:37 PM 2016 General Conference 3 Comments

The forced resignation of the Rev. Benjamin Hutchinson because he is a gay man who married his partner causes the Rev. Steve Harper to recall a bishop's plea for the UMC to suspend its retributive actions against LGBT people and their allies. more

Jul 17, 2015 10:10 PM Perspectives

The Rev. Steve Harper points out ways for The United Methodist Church to stay together than to split apart. more

Jun 11, 2015 3:06 PM Perspectives

Split Church

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Recent protests by conservative bloggers that they don't intend to split The United Methodist Church has the Rev. Steve Harper wondering why they still feel a need to post legislative models for schism? more

Jun 11, 2015 3:05 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

Words

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Dr. Steve Harper says three words have the power to transform fractious church encounters – and they're not the three words you might expect. more

Mar 13, 2015 12:32 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

A Facebook meme and some empty-nester downsizing lead Cynthia B. Astle to choose favorite books from her "offensive library." more

Nov 20, 2014 3:05 PM Views from a Ridge 2 Comments

Feeding

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Being faithful in "little things" brings every Christian the opportunity to be salt, light and leaven wherever they are, says the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper. more

Mar 14, 2017 7:56 AM Practicing Faith

Salt March

Public Domain Photo/Wikimedia Commons

Acts of non-conformance adopted by United Methodists this year are in fact the highest form of loyalty -- nonviolent non-cooperation with unjust law, writes the Rev. Dr. Stephen Harper. more

Aug 11, 2016 6:15 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

Steve Harper finds a world of wisdom for United Methodists in recent Lectionary readings on God choosing diversity. more

Apr 28, 2016 9:00 PM 2016 General Conference

Delegates Unity

United Methodist News Service Photo by Mike DuBose

The intentional breakup of The United Methodist Church through schism is an impulse that must be resisted, writes the Rev. Dr. Stephen Harper. more

Mar 17, 2016 2:37 PM 2016 General Conference 3 Comments

The forced resignation of the Rev. Benjamin Hutchinson because he is a gay man who married his partner causes the Rev. Steve Harper to recall a bishop's plea for the UMC to suspend its retributive actions against LGBT people and their allies. more

Jul 17, 2015 10:10 PM Perspectives

The Rev. Steve Harper points out ways for The United Methodist Church to stay together than to split apart. more

Jun 11, 2015 3:06 PM Perspectives

Split Church

Photo Courtesy of Craig L. Adams

Recent protests by conservative bloggers that they don't intend to split The United Methodist Church has the Rev. Steve Harper wondering why they still feel a need to post legislative models for schism? more

Jun 11, 2015 3:05 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

Hands

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In the second of a three-part series, the Rev. Steve Harper looks beyond the threat of schism to ways in which United Methodists with divergent views can remain in one church. more

Feb 12, 2015 5:40 PM Perspectives

Split Church

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The Rev. Steve Harper lays out why he thinks "amicable separation" is not a direction that The United Methodist Church should take. more

Feb 6, 2015 11:30 AM Perspectives 2 Comments