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John Meunier | Am I a scam artist?

What the church offers the world is either the greatest thing anyone could have or it is the biggest scam ever perpetrated. Or, I should say, what some churches offer the world. Some only offer a sense of community or a warm do-gooderism. Some offer … [Read More...]

This Day With God | Kindness Is

Mark Shields:I enjoy writing inspirational poems and this one is inspired by a recent sermon at my church. My hope is that it will move us to more kindness. Originally posted on Step Ahead: Kindness is personal Like the Lord who is merciful. Kindness … [Read More...]

pastor jenny | scary trains & incarnation

I braided my 3 year old's wet hair into two braids this evening. We sat on her bed as she rattled off the events of her day. "We went to the gym, I got to jump on the trampoline, Justin's here to visit, Wesley hit me while we were playing, I don't … [Read More...]

Thoughts of a Naked Alien | The Morning After.

The crowd woke up the morning after the party, and saw that their hosts had slipped out during the night. So they grabbed all the boats they could find along the lakeshore and went across in search of Jesus and his students.They found him on the … [Read More...]

John Meunier | What does the box score say?

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. (Luke 19:10) How are we doing in the “seeking and saving the lost” department? As a denomination, how well are we doing? I read two stories recently about United Methodist … [Read More...]

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Youth 2015 challenged to GO ON . . . with mercy

I don't know about anyone else here at Youth 2015, but I know I'm dragging a bit. There has been a lot going on, and the simple act of walking through this immense hotel and convention center can be draining (according to Google Fit, I've been … [Read More...]

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An Interview With Bishop Gary Mueller

During last night's worship, the communion service was led by two of our United Methodist bishops, Bishop Peggy Johnson of the Philadelphia Episcopal Area, and Bishop Gary Mueller of the Arkansas Episcopal Area. Bishop Mueller sat down with us for a … [Read More...]

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A Pre-Worship Update….

Wow! Day 2 at Youth 2015 has been action packed, and I confess that I've gotten behind in updating. After leading a workshop on the Internet and discipleship, I then watched Anna lead over 200 girls in her workshop, #Likeagirl, which looked at self … [Read More...]

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Anna’s Take on Day 1

Hey guys, this is Anna. My dad has been doing most of the writing so far, but I'm here too and want to share my experience. Youth 2015 has been really great so far. Tonight's opening service and it was amazing. My own youth group unfortunately … [Read More...]

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Challenges? We laugh in the face of challenges!

It's been a long day and like any first day of an event the size of Youth 2015, it's come with a few challenges along the way. And yet, as is often true in youth ministry as well, adaptability was the star of the day as people patiently waited to … [Read More...]

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