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The Institute on Religion & Democracy's UMAction committee angered dozens of United Methodists by using a subscriber list purchased from a defunct church newspaper to send a letter targeting a "renegade bishop." Read more

In the Church 5 Comments

What do you do when someone smears your professional reputation with exaggerations and outright misstatements? Cynthia B. Astle responds to recent comments by the IRD. Read more

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Smith Gosden Reporter

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UM Reporter & Cokesbury: The Splintering of United Methodism?

The Rev. Jeremy Smith contends that the demise of brick-and-mortar Cokesbury stores and the impending closing of The United Methodist Reporter are two clear signs of the splintering of the denomination. Read more

May 19, 2013 8:35 AM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments


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University of Texas professor Robert Jensen analyzes the prophetic, apocalyptic implications of the collapse of journalism in the face of human response to life-threatening global crises. Read more

Perspectives 2 Comments

NTC Reporter

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Insight coordinator Cynthia B. Astle recalls the history of the United Methodist Reporter and ponders what its impending demise will mean for the church. Read more

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