Professor Mark Davies counts the ways that American Christians can become great – and they're nothing like the current culture. Read more

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As Christmas arrives, the Rev. Dr. Jerome Devine invites us to reflect on what Jesus' coming means for believers' hope for justice and peace in the world. Read more


Veteran church advocate the Rev. Jerry Eckert says that we need somehow to balance zero tolerance for sexual misconduct with fair investigations that could root out potential false allegations. Read more


Church & Society website

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The social justice agency's new website is intended to be clearer in identity and more accessible to users. Read more

Advocating Justice

The good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ is that God doesn't treat us as we fairly deserve, but out of the merciful, endless abundance of God's love, writes the Rev. Richard Bryant. Read more

Practicing Faith

Frozen Portland

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In the aftermath of a major winter storm, the Rev. Jeremy Smith reflects on replacing a sense of isolation with one of camaraderie on a snow day – and in seeking justice. Read more

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Festival of Lights

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Darlene DiDomenick, interim director of the Methodist Federation for Social Action, offers a message of encouragement to "justice-seekers" who may be downhearted by the events of 2016. Read more


In an excerpt from a recent sermon, the Rev. Jason Valendy says the book of Deuteronomy teaches us what happens when a society isn't built on values such as justice, mercy and love. Read more

Practicing Faith

Florida Bishop Ken Carter advocates for a broader, deeper and more accurate meaning for the much-abused word "evangelical." Read more

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Mexican Folklore Dancers

Photo by Gustavo Vasquez, UMNS

The annual meeting of Hispanic/Latino United Methodists looks at ministries in local congregations as well as issues expected to come before the 2016 General Conference. Read more

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