Holy Bible

This lack of Scripture in explaining mission reflects problems with denominational resources for short-term mission efforts, writes the Rev. Robert Haynes of World Methodist Evangelism. Read more

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With a broad span of scholarly possibilities, the idea that we can work with God to evolve the Bible’s meanings is thrilling and could bring solution to United Methodism's conflicts, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton. Read more

Ordained Ministry 5 Comments

The Rev. Rob Fuquay of Indianapolis has crafted a study series that asks participants to examine the scriptures touching on homosexuality using a Wesleyan theological method. Read more

UMC Future 5 Comments

The Rev. Dr. Steve Harper explains the theological method by which he wrote his latest book, "Holy Love: A Biblical Theology for Human Sexuality." Read more

Practicing Faith 3 Comments

What is the true authority of scripture, its lists of rules or its witness to God's heart for reconciliation? asks Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

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Bible Open to Psalms

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Why do we use Scripture as a weapon, when in reality it's a great gift from God? asks the Rev. Bill Steward. Read more

Ordained Ministry

The Rev. Morgan Guyton begins a series on "good biblical words" with his interpretation of how to read the Holy Bible authentically and effectively. Read more

Perspectives 1 Comments

The Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, head of United Methodism's social-action arm, calls Attorney General Jeff Sessions' defense of immigrant family separations a "shocking" misinterpretation of scripture and urges calls to halt the practice. Read more

Advocating Justice 1 Comments

Data from the 2014 Religious Landscape Study show that black Americans feel deeply connected to the bibilical story of the Hebrews' liberation from slavery in Egypt. Read more

Practicing Faith

Bible with Cross Shadow

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While the acceptance of LGBTQ people may be the "presenting issue," what's really at the heart of United Methodist troubles is the deeper issue of how to value and interpret Scripture, writes the Rev. Rich Peck. Read more

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Does the medium of the Holy Bible mangle or manage the message? asks the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more

Perspectives 1 Comments

A reader's question about the nature of the Bible prompts the Rev. David Felten to suggest thinking more deeply about the sacred text. Read more


Bible Light

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The Rev. Jim Burklo offers a Bible study fashioned around the idea of Christian resistance to the current racist and inhumane political actions happening in the United States. Read more

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In the second of three parts, the Rev. Jeremy Smith examines the biblical passages that shape progressive views on human sexuality and how to determine when God is doing a new thing. Read more

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The sayings that Jesus gave in his Sermon on the Mount have a deep meaning that will upset the status quo and dramatically reordering the world, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

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Bible Open to Psalms

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Christians should regard the Bible as an authority for their faith and lives, but not as an authoritarian document, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more

Practicing Faith

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A new icon for his prayer practice gives the Rev. Jason Valendy insight into how we use the Bible in our faith journeys. Read more

Practicing Faith

Bible Open to Psalms

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The Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas responds to an inquirer who asks whether any part of the Bible can be taken as literal truth. Read more

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Bible Hourglass

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While The United Methodist Church currently struggles over human sexuality, the conflict over how Methodists should interpret and apply the Bible has existed since the 1744 annual conference, writes Dr. Philip Wingeier-Rayo. Read more

In the conclusion of his four-part series from UM & Global, Dr. Barry Bryant examines how we go about "hearing" the Scriptures. Read more

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