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The Great Commission

Missionary John Chau's controversial killing by people on an island prohibited from outside contact convinces the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant that traditional mission theology should be abandoned. Read more

Perspectives 6 Comments

Empty Church

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Getting church-goers involved in more than one activity, such as Sunday worship, proves to deepen members' faith and increase membership, says the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

Local Church 1 Comments

Jesus Teaching

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The United Methodist Church's official mission statement -- making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world -- remains a little-known goal that its disputes have obscured and undermined, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

Views from a Ridge 2 Comments

People of Faith for Health Care

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What if the future of The United Methodist Church requires more than our current mission statement of "making disciples," and more than a blogger's recent challenge of "making friends"? Read more

Views from a Ridge

Letter C

Illustration Courtesy of Dan Dick

C is for ... The Mediocre Commission

Nov 30, 2011 2:58 PM Dan R. Dick 1 Comments