Can “Unity” Become Idolatrous? (Part 1)

Dec 18, 2014 by

By Dr. Riley Case The United Methodist Church is conflicted over a number of things, not the least of which is the church’s witness to traditional Christian teaching about marriage and sexuality. That teaching is being challenged by persons who...

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There are More Christians than Members of the Comm...

Nov 25, 2014 by

I was impressed, many years ago, by Kenneth Scott Latourette’s mammoth History of Christian Missions in China. It was not a hopeful book. For the most part, the history of Christian Missions in China is the story of failed efforts. The first...

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Bishop: Beware of Costs of Sexuality Debate

Nov 14, 2014 by

By Heather Hahn Aug. 25, 2014 | NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) The United Methodist Church’s intensifying debate around human sexuality has substantial financial implications in the global church, a bishop warned the denomination’s finance agency. Those...

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Council of Bishops Issues a Statement on Division ...

Nov 10, 2014 by

During the November 2014 Council of Bishops meeting in Oklahoma City, OK the following statement was issued by the council in response to growing division within the church over the issue of homosexuality: As bishops of The United Methodist Church,...

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Shall We Dread General Conference 2016

Nov 7, 2014 by

By Dr. Riley Case The United Methodist Church is in crisis. Fortunately or unfortunately many lay people are not aware of this. Life goes on. It usually is in the best interest of preachers, many of whom know about such things, not to wash the...

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Givers or Takers

Nov 7, 2014 by

By John Ed Mathison www.johnedmathison.org People who give are the people who benefit the most in life. While our dominant attitude appears to be that we need to get what we can get, the key to real life is to give in order to live. Marie Bell is a...

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