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Stories have power to build identity and shape mission for organizations as well as for families, writes the Rev. Jack Shitama. Read more

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Dying Girl

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Confronted by a caller over his opposition to the death penalty, Bishop Ken Carder discovers that their argument fades when his caller's story uncovers a mother grieving for her murdered daughter. Read more


The homespun tales of Lake Woebegone hold lessons in grace that delegates to the 2016 General Conference would do well to heed, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

Views from a Ridge

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The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant has an outlook on United Methodism that turns more toward Jesus than the denomination's icon, the Book of Discipline. Read more

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The Rev. Christy Thomas finds a disturbing United Methodist connection in a documentary film about a courageous woman who survived Liberia's disastrous civil war. Read more

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    Family History

    Sharing a family history can teach children resilience to face life's challenges. Photo courtesy of Jack Shitama.