The COB: Imbalanced Representation

Apr 17, 2014 by

The most updated clergy and lay membership statistics available from the GCFA are those from 2012, which were recently released after being used for calculating each annual conference’s share of delegates to the 2016 General Conference.  The chart...

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When Therapy Becomes Theology In The UMC’s F...

Apr 10, 2014 by

Posted 4/5/2014 on Talbot Davis’ Blog The Heart of the Matter   It happened again. I heard about a clergy colleague — long considered to be on the conservative end of the theological debates roiling the United Methodist Church...

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It’s Hard Not to be Cynical

Apr 8, 2014 by

By Dr. Riley Case A United Methodist clergy friend greeted me the other day with the words: “What’s going on?” The answer should have been: “Lots. Two more kids came to Christ in the youth group. We have had some remarkable...

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The Sacred Right of Refusal by Dr. Kimberly Reisma...

Apr 7, 2014 by

Posted on seedbed.com April 7, 2014   About this time back in 2006 I wrote a post about Abdul Rahman, who caused quite a stir across the world when he was put on trial in Afghanistan for converting to Christianity – he faced the death penalty. At...

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