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As radical Islamic State forces tried to take over the Southern Philippines city of Marawi, Filipino United Methodists provided care in many forms to people in the region. more

Dec 13, 2017 12:42 PM Practicing Faith

Worries Kill

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The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant gives his take on a popular comedy routine. more

Aug 18, 2016 2:53 PM Perspectives

Paris Memorial

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Dr. David W. Scott provides a helpful round-up of United Methodist news and statements on the Paris attacks by ISIS. more

Nov 20, 2015 10:45 AM Advocating Justice

Greer UMC Creed

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Following a recent online discussion about creeds and United Methodist, the Rev. Stephen Rankin plumbs church history to show how creeds can benefit The United Methodist Church. more

Apr 17, 2015 10:41 AM Perspectives 1 Comments

Allen-Jones

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America's troubles with race relations go back to colonial times, and Methodists have been prominent in pushing for racial equality, writes the Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner. more

Apr 9, 2015 4:30 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

John Wesley's blend of personal and social holiness gave Brandon Wrencher a new path that blended well with his "Bapticostal" family traditions. more

Feb 19, 2015 3:36 PM Perspectives

Despite Everything

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Despite all its foibles and faults, the United Methodist Church holds many worthy virtues that keep him in its community, writes the Rev. Richard Bryant. more

Feb 4, 2015 3:00 PM Perspectives

In an ongoing series from UMC LEAD, the Rev. Ben Gosden describes how the love of a United Methodist congregation for his family led to his becoming a pastor. more

Feb 4, 2015 11:40 AM Perspectives Archive

Bible Pages

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Commissioned elder Joe Barker found an experience of God in a United Methodist church that encouraged his newfound love of asking questions about the Bible and religion. more

Jan 29, 2015 6:50 AM Perspectives

W. Harrison Daniel looks at what it means to have a global mission through the effectiveness of missionaries in the latest installment of essays on the United Methodist mission theology document, "Grace Upon Grace." more

Feb 4, 2014 3:36 PM Perspectives

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Yes, We ARE Your Grandmother's Church

In a follow-up to his startling research on the top 100 United Methodist congregations, the Rev. Jeremy Smith further explores why it isn't a good idea for today's congregations to divorce themselves from our collective history. more

Jul 8, 2013 5:39 PM Jeremy Smith

Children Wreath

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Longtime United Methodist leader Phil Susag looks to the church's younger generations to forge new links between personal spirituality and social holiness. more

Mar 20, 2012 1:48 PM Perspectives

Martha and Mary

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The biblical story of Martha and Mary holds insights for The United Methodist Church when seen through the lens of contemporary scholarship on how to lead change effectively. more

Jan 27, 2012 3:22 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

Delegates

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A section on the basics of General Conference's identity and process more

Jan 3, 2012 7:59 PM

United Methodist Pope and Problems of Consolidation

The Rev. Tim McClendon points out the significant legal hazards posed by the type of consolidation in the radical restructure of The United Methodist Church proposed by the Connectional Table/Interim Operations Team. more

Nov 30, 2011 2:59 PM Tim McClendon

Just Give Me Orders, Please

A reprint from John Meunier's blog, "an arrow through the air." more

Nov 30, 2011 2:58 PM John Meunier

Navel Gazing

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The Costs of Low Expectations

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

Does the UMC Have a God Complex?

United Methodist campus minister the Rev. Rob Rynders examines the denomination's insistence on top-down leadership in an age of collaboration. more

Nov 30, 2011 2:58 PM Rob Rynders

Finding What We Look For

Dan R. Dick analyzes the deficiencies in how church vitality metrics are chosen. more

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

The False God of Statistics

John Meunier contends that using statistics alone to determine United Methodist church vitality sets up a false god in the place of authentic discipleship. more

Nov 30, 2011 2:58 PM John Meunier 1 Comments