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The Rev. Jeremy Smith shares guidelines developed by the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference on how to actively resist the Traditional Plan. Read more

Local Church 2 Comments

U.S. annual conferences are looking toward the denomination's future in varied ways, including electing younger, more progressive delegates to General Conference. Read more

UMC Future

Members of the Nordic and Baltic Central Conference have followed Germany's lead in refusing to enact the Traditional Plan adopted by the 2019 General Conference. Read more

Jeremy Smith 3 Comments

The Rev. Dr. Steve Harper advocates for "much-needed nonviolent resistance to the increase of evil in our nation and elsewhere in the world." Read more

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Recalling Norman Rockwell's iconic painting "Freedom from want," the Rev. Bill Cotton counsels that in today's America, churches should embrace a fifth freedom, to resist the systems that are creating want, or poverty. Read more

Ordained Ministry

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

Practicing Faith 3 Comments

The religious resistance is in dire need of some unifying music -- something positive, upbeat, and a little hipper, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

Perspectives

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Ash Wednesday offers Christians a chance to recognize their complicity in the sins of the institutional church as well as their personal sins, writers the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more

Practicing Faith

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Evil is often disguised in a subtle call to comfort, to security, to safety. It will involve only the smallest of compromises, writes the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas. Read more

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Internet Troll

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Every time we dehumanize anyone on the other side, we are doing the work of Satan even if it makes us feel galvanized with self-righteous zeal, and that's what we must resist most vigorously now, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more

Perspectives

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Why people oppose new technologies can also be applied to why they resist novel ways of thinking about God, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

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