God surprises us

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A mother shares how her prayers for healing of her infant son were answered with a miracle.

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Weathering the storm

Pastors counsel people in crisis. Where does a pastor go when he or she needs assistance?

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Living in the middle

Pastors of UM congregations with diverse views on homosexuality live with worry over possible break-up.

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Men’s ministry is messy

United Methodist Men Director, Rev. Rick Vance, says ministry takes ‘sandpaper.’

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Importance of Dead Sea Scrolls

The discovery of a 12th cave has spurred plans for new excavations near the Dead Sea.

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9 things preachers should never say

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Leading Ideas shares Rev. Charley Reeb’s list of nine pulpit no-no’s.

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‘Liturgy of the ordinary’

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Mom and author Tish Harrison Warren can help turn your morning routine into worship.

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Equipping young men for ministry

UMMen wrestle with the need to rebrand as presidents gather in Nashville.

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Michigan License to PreachTraining

 Feeling a call to serve? License to Preach Training begins in July, 2017.

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5 ways to be innovative

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Pastor and blogger Ben Gosden says he is “tired of church as usual.”

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