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Love makes a difference. The Rev. Elizabeth Hill, superintendent of the Heritage District in the Michigan Annual Conference, talks about her family’s experience with rescue dogs. Read more

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Team Family Values tends to define morality in terms of our relationship with God while Team Social Justice tends to define morality in terms of our relationships with other humans, but Jesus defines holiness in terms of loving both. Read more

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The Rev. Mark Conrad confesses his preference for a controversial stance led him to an action that proved his love for his wife of 34 years. Read more

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The Rev. Jim Buklo plumbs the depths of human and divine love expressed in the Song of Solomon. Read more

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Giving what you lack to someone is a practice of vulnerability and trust, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more

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A noted evangelical author is wrong about hating our sins, especially in a world crying out for more love, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

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Fear has infiltrated society and church, breeding nativism, elitism, racism, and discrimination that can only be overcome by practicing love, writes the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper Read more

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What did Jesus really mean when he said that loving one another is a NEW commandment, asks the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more

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The noted author urged Christian educators to focus on spiritual formation in this time of "great upheaval." Read more

Local Church

Retired Bishop Ken Carder's wife Linda, suffering from dementia, was given a prognosis of six months to a year when she entered hospice care – 30 months ago. Read more

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As Dr. David W. Scott recaps his series on missional ecclesiology, he finds that love – acting out the love we have received from God through Christ, sharing it with the world, and inviting others to experience – is the reason for mission. Read more

Global Nature

The "festering heresy" confronting The United Methodist Church isn't whether homosexual practice is sinful, but the threat to sever the essentials of the gospels – truth and love, writes retired Bishop Kenneth L. Carder. Read more

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Far from being a shallow concept, creating a world where love is the way poses a hard challenge to today's realities, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more

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Jesus calls us to love one another not to fix others to our liking, but for their own sake no matter how offensive we may find them, writes the Rev. Jim Parsons. Read more

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Galactic Sunrise

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Key to "practicing the better" is to understand the formative images of the Bible – light, life and love, writes the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper. Read more

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John 3:16 may be worn out as the best way to witness to God's unconditional, never-failing grace and love, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

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Weeping Angel

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Grief is something that transcends time and can't be forced to conclude, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

Christ and the Adulteress

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In our apocalyptic times when so much corruption is being revealed, Christians need to face up to our own failings to love as Jesus teaches, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

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Learning to love as Jesus loves takes hard work, so why should we think of the Church as an exercise-free zone? asks the Rev. Jim Burklo. Read more

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