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The Rev. Bill Cotton recalls the example of his parents, who exemplified the idea that Methodists were to be a constant blessing to those in need. Read more

Ordained Ministry

Reflecting first on what kind of people we can be – whether we can honestly face up to times when suffering can't be eased – forms the first step in participating in the true healing of Christ, writes Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. Read more

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Flint Bottled Water

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Jesus wasn't about bringing people "in" to form an organization, but challenging them to go out into the world to teach and preach, heal and love, writes the Rev. John Fanestil. Read more

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Flint Bottled Water

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Rather than obsessing about our mortality, a better, more Wesleyan option is to live each day working to relieve the suffering of others, writes the Rev. Bill Steward. Read more

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Despite Martin Luther's distaste for it, the Book of James contains hardly a paragraph that is not focused on human need, which is the church's primary task, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton. Read more

Ordained Ministry