Blessedness of reclaiming time

One mother’s “fear of laziness” prompts reflections on what Jesus said about time.

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Reformed by scripture

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For the past 500 years lay persons have been encouraged to search the scripture for guidance and hope.

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Be like John Wesley

Missional, counter-cultural, sacramental, and marginal … words that describe Wesley’s drive to spread holiness.

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Talking about the film, ‘Detroit’

“Detroit” is among films drawing many to theaters this summer. Here’s what some are saying.

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Daily connections fill rural life

A Louisiana pastor talks about the blessings to be found and the lessons to be learned in the rural church.

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Forward with privacy or transparency

Reaction is mixed to the Commission on a Way Forward’s practice of meeting behind closed doors. 

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Living the American dream up north

Thoughts on religious freedom from a pastor who retired to Benzie County.

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Summertime in the UMC

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A United Methodist pastor reflects on Jesus’ parables from the farm and the future of the UMC.

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The last one

For two years this US-2 has served the NOAH Project in Detroit. Now it’s time to say, “Goodbye.”

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Once a Scout, always a Scout

A Boy Scout reflects on United Methodist support for Scouting and about the Scout oath.

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