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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

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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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Love our enemies

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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

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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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Loving God

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We're in a time when it's necessary to drop outmoded theologies in favor of renewing "the religion of the heart," as John Wesley put it -- our close relationship with God, writes the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper. Read more

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Love

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The nature of God's love is not merely existence, but insistence, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more

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The Civil Rights Movement has an important lesson to teach today's resisters to inhumane public policies -- how to love evil into becoming good, writes United Methodist layman Brian Snyder. Read more

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Love One Another

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All our scriptures about welcoming strangers are important to the immigration discussion, but the overarching issue is our fear of others, writes the Rev. Craig C. Hill, dean of United Methodist-related Perkins School of Theology. Read more

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