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Where Did New UMC Ministers Go to Seminary?

December 19, 2014

A breakdown of where recently ordained United Methodist ministers went to seminary

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Talbot Davis: A Successfully Established Spanish-Language Service

December 12, 2014

An evangelical United Methodist pastor in North Carolina looks back on his large congregation’s establishing a growing Latino worship community two years ago.

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Tom Tumblin: Asbury Seminary Launches Church-Planting Initiative

December 11, 2014

Dr. Tom Tumblin is an elder in the West Ohio Conference and is appointed to serve Asbury Seminary as dean of the Beeson International Center for Biblical Preaching and Church Leadership and professor of…

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How American Evangelicals Are NOT Following New Testament Christianity

December 8, 2014

Much more than a single article could be written detailing all the ways in which American evangelical Protestantism looks very different from the early church. Certainly not all of the developments in our external circumstances…

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When Does Pro-Palestinian Advocacy Cross the Line into Anti-Semitism?

December 8, 2014

When do attacks on Israel cross the line into anti-Semitism? Liberal United Methodists recently got into rather dangerous territory.

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United Methodist Agencies, Activists Rally Against Israel

December 5, 2014

With the support of several UMC agencies, Mike Slaughter’s Ginghamsburg Church hosts conference with radical anti-Israel agenda.

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Are UMC Apportionments Too Darn Low?

December 4, 2014

The apportionments the UMC taxes on its local congregations are already relatively high. But some are trying to make them higher.

A panel discussion at the conference.  From L-R: Rev. Bruce Robbins (one of the event organizers), GBPHB General Secretary Barbara Boigegrain, Rev. Susan Henry Crowe of the GBCS, and GBGM chief Thomas Kemper (Photo credit: John Lomperis / IRD)

United Methodist Conference Promotes Anti-Israel Divestment, “Boycotting All Things Israeli”

December 3, 2014

A recent pro-Palestinian rally supported by several United Methodist agencies promoted an agenda of divestment and “boycotting all things Israeli.”

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Make a Kingdom Difference on #GivingTuesday

December 2, 2014

This “Giving Tuesday” offers Christians a chance to make a Kingdom difference.

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National Cathedral Hosts Muslim Friday Prayers

November 14, 2014

For the first time, the Episcopal Church’s Washington National Cathedral has hosted a Muslim service of Friday prayers at the landmark national church.

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Bishops Statement Re-Affirms Vows to Uphold UMC Doctrine, Discipline

November 7, 2014

The UMC Council of Bishops releases a brief statement asking for prayer, re-affirming commitment to guarding the doctrine, unity, and governing Discipline of the denomination.

Love Prevails activist Julie Todd disrupts the CT's fall 2013 meeting (photo credit: Tim Tanton / UMNS)

UMC’s Mississippi Conference Urges Connectional Table to Shift Course

November 5, 2014

The Mississippi Annual Conference urges the UMC Connectional Table to focus on positive reforms, like proportional representation, rather than its current liberalizing agendas.