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IRD: United Church of Christ Votes to Divest from Israel

June 30, 2015

“The fast declining United Church of Christ’s vote today to divest from and boycott businesses doing business with Israel is sad but fortunately mostly inconsequential.”

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Bill Bouknight: Expressing Christian Love Toward a Homosexual

June 22, 2015

Rev. Dr. Bill Bouknight offers compassionate pastoral advice for how to faithfully love our same-sex-attracted friends and family members.

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GOOD NEWS: Indiana United Methodists Endorse Pro-Life, Reform Petitions

June 3, 2015

A productive Indiana annual conference adopted several good petitions and elected UM Action Director John Lomperis as a General Conference delegate!

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Want to Attract Millennials? Assemblies of God Leader Offers What Not to Do

May 21, 2015

“All I can do is tell you our statistics in the USA,” says Wood.

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Good Shepherd UMC: Modern Worship, Ancient Teaching

May 18, 2015

Pastor Talbot Davis of Good Shepherd UMC shares why his United Methodist congregation is so fast-growing.

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The False Gospel of Gender Diversity

May 12, 2015

In a recent conversation with a friend, we discussed a First Things piece by the Editor, Mr. Reno. He was not opposed to homosexual activity, marriage, or adoption and argued that the position espoused by…

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The Left Wing of the Democratic Party at “Mother Earth” Prayer?

May 12, 2015

The spiritual foundation for the UMC lobby office’s work includes misquoting Scripture in some places, directly opposing it elsewhere, and bizarre “Mother Earth” prayer.

From L-to-R: Henry-Crowe, Hoshibata, and GBCS board secretary Chelsea Calderon (Photo: GBCS / Rick Reinhard)

Methodist Lobby: Divest from Israel, Invest in North Korea, Legalize Prostitution

May 11, 2015

The United Methodist lobby office’s General Conference agenda now includes divesting from Israel, investing in North Korea, and advocating for legalized prostitution.

Rev. Dr. Peter Bellini addresses the conference (Photo credit: John Lomperis / IRD)

United Methodist Seminary Tackles Spiritual Warfare

May 2, 2015

An official United Methodist seminary devotes an entire conference to spiritual warfare

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An Open Letter to Pope Francis on Climate Change

May 1, 2015

The following letter originally appeared on the website of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, the world’s leading evangelical voice on environmental stewardship and development. A full list of signatories, which includes Institute…

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Video of “People of the Land: A Twenty-First Century Case for Christian Zionism”

April 28, 2015

A 21st century case for Christian Zionism

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“Just Resolution” Reached in Complaint Against Evangelical United Methodist Pastor

April 1, 2015

This article may be a bit on the lengthy side, but you will want to read to the end of this report on an interesting new development. Rev. Dr. John Wesley Jones of First…