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The Rev. Jim Parsons recently got reacquainted with United Methodism's connectional tradition, and he thinks we ought to make more and better use of it. Read more

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Hands in prayer

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#VAUMC14: Connection – Institution vs. Reality

Just because The United Methodist Church has a "connectional" system, that doesn't mean United Methodists form the kind of relationships that make for genuine Christian community, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more

Jun 25, 2014 10:45 AM Morgan Guyton

Connection

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The United Methodist Church's vaunted "connectional" identity sets the bar too low for the quality of relationships that should characterize those bound together as the body of Christ, writes the Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner. Read more

Perspectives

Stop Hunger Now

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An hour working on a mission project changes what the Rev. Ben Gosden thinks about the United Methodist idea of "connectionalism." Read more

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Rusty chains

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And Are We Yet Connected?

Surely being “connectional” means something deeper and more significant than an organizational model and an administrative style, argues the Rev. Wes Magruder. Read more

Oct 30, 2012 11:40 AM Wes Magruder