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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.


Upper New York Renewal Group Responds to Complaint Dismissal

June 16, 2015

Evangelical United Methodists in Upstate New York respond to the lack of accountability for a rogue clergyman.


When the Left Snarls

June 16, 2015

When theological liberals are a minority, they often speak of diversity and tolerance. But when they form a majority, attitude and actions towards conservative opponents shift.

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The Orchard UMC: Bearing Fruit for Christ’s Kingdom

June 4, 2015

Pastor Bryan Collier shares why the congregation he founded is among the fastest-growing in United Methodism.

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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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A Tale of Two Commencements

May 26, 2015

The May 11th commencement address at Candler School of Theology at Emory University and the May 22nd commencement address at United Theological Seminary differed significantly in their identification of the goals of theological study…

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A Methodist Boycott of the Holocaust Museum?

May 26, 2015

A church official’s pro-Palestinianism veers off into fanaticism.

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The Call of Conscience

May 20, 2015

In a recent article, I noted UMC Bishop Mel Talbert’s appeal to conscience as a justification for violating the rules of the UMC Book of Discipline which he had agreed to live by. This…

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“Reconciling” Conference Demands Abandonment of Historic Biblical Teaching

May 19, 2015

Speakers at a Reconciling Ministries Network conference in Florida attempt to connect LGBT advocacy with the mission of the civil rights movement.

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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 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.