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  • Aging Well: The need for respite care

    While scanning radio stations recently, I landed on a program that quickly caught my attention. A minister was talking about what it means to be a good steward of time. It got me to thinking specifically about how we choose to spend our second-half years when time is likely more plentiful than in our younger ...
  • Take 2: Son of God

    Speaking for their film “Son of God,” producers Roma Downy and Mark Burnett spoke about their desire to update the epic Biblical films of the 1950’s and 60’s to better fit with today’s audiences. With greater technological tools at their disposal, “Son of God” is sharper and crisper than the epic narratives of 50 years ...
  • Press Release: Registration for UTS Life the Fire! Conference

    UNITED THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY News Release 4501 Denlinger Road • Dayton, OH  45426 Contact: JoAnn Wagner 937.529.2201 • jwagner@united.edu www.united.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE:  April 14, 2014  Registration Deadline Approaching for Light the Fire! 2014 Conference DAYTON, OH – May 5 is the deadline to register for United Theological Seminary’s 4th Annual Church Renewal Conference, Light the Fire! 2014: The Fullness of ...
  • Recently Read: Hamilton takes on conservative biblical interpretations on same-sex relationships

    Adam Hamilton is well known throughout the United Methodist Church as the very successful pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS, the largest UMC in the United States. He’s recently been generating some buzz with his new book Making Sense of the Bible, in which he articulates a moderate approach to ...
  • Recently Read: Hamilton takes on conservative biblical interpretations on same-sex relationships

    Adam Hamilton is well known throughout the United Methodist Church as the very successful pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS, the largest UMC in the United States. He’s recently been generating some buzz with his new book Making Sense of the Bible, in which he articulates a moderate approach to ...
  • Wesley Bros: The Fantastic Quadrilateral Part 4

    Click image to expand to full screen… In case you weren’t paying attention, I’ve been fascinated lately with 1960’s Marvel comics (which I’ve been reading a ton of), and the Bros have been transformed into Jack Kirby-land.  As we deconstruct the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, I thought it would be good to explore non-Wesleyan forms of biblical ...
  • Wesley Bros: The Fantastic Quadrilateral Part 4

    Click image to expand to full screen… In case you weren’t paying attention, I’ve been fascinated lately with 1960’s Marvel comics (which I’ve been reading a ton of), and the Bros have been transformed into Jack Kirby-land.  As we deconstruct the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, I thought it would be good to explore non-Wesleyan forms of biblical ...
  • UMC raises 80 percent of funding goal for Imagine No Malaria

    Nashville, Tenn. — Imagine No Malaria announced today that United Methodists are 80 percent of the way toward reaching their goal of raising $75 million by 2015. In the past year alone, the people of The United Methodist Church have made contributions and pledges of more than $28 million, boosting the total raised to more ...
  • Scouting agency loses United Methodist ties

    Nashville, Tenn. — A scouting organization that has been a part of the UMC in the past has lost its affiliation with United Methodist organizations. The National Association of United Methodist Scouters (NAUMS) was formerly affiliated with the General Commission on United Methodist Men, the National Association of Conference Presidents of United Methodist Men and ...
  • Wesleyan Wisdom: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it

    Methinks it time to let the words of Dr. George Santyana of Harvard go viral–in large script on the social networks of our time: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The voice of traditional Christianity in the public square has been neutered and almost silenced.  Since I began voting, both ...

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