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Removing works by controversial fundamentalist John MacArthur gives the United Methodist Publishing House's Cokesbury retail arm a chance to clean out other questionable authors, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

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Sometimes, Cynthia B. Astle's Southern heritage just wins out when it comes to considering events in religion news. Read more

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The marriage of religion and politics, long in the making, has possibly corrupted beyond redemption the most visible faces of American Christianity, writes the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas. Read more

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There's a consistent thread in the Bible about our duty to welcome strangers -- refugees and immigrants -- in our midst, writes the Rev. Jim Parsons, who quotes chapter and verse as well. Read more

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The popular Christmas project of Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse organization actually corrupts everything that Christmas should mean and be, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more


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    TODD SUMLIN Photos courtesy of Triumph Books/The Charlotte Observer.

    United Methodist writer and photographer Ken Garfield, shakes hands with the Rev. Billy Graham. Garfield has written a new book, “Billy Graham-A Life in Pictures.” Graham is the director of communications at Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C. Photo courtesy of Triumph Books/The Charlotte Observer. Accompanies UMNS story #301. 11/25/13.