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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Caring for covenants

Bishop David Bard reflects upon covenants in the context of the easy-living of summer.

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Traveling on

While we might not go ‘to the ends of the earth” in body, we can go there in spirit through The Advance.

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More on ‘next Methodism’

The United Methodist Church has been called to a season of prayer and respectful conversation.

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First-time sermon inspires hope

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A young pastor in Tennessee went to the pulpit on his opening Sunday to bless and be blessed.

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Why I stay

 Rev. John Boley reflects on his lifelong commitment to the Church and why he follows in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

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Pastors oppose candidate endorsements

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Recent poll supports the position that Jesus called us to be political but not partisan.

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Continue the conversations

Two viewpoints that represent the diversity of opinion concerning the Discipline and homosexuality.

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Can Facebook replace church?

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It’s time for the church to “put our focus back on what matters most — Jesus and relationships.”

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How to live well together

Five persons share their perspectives on bridging divides and fostering understanding.

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