The reasons matter…

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When your new focus on discipleship is really just another strategy to grow your church, well, as Scripture says, “Jesus wept.” It isn’t that churches shouldn’t care about discipleship. They …

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Real Christians should be thanking Donald Trump

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When Khizr Khan spoke last week at the Democratic National Convention it was powerful. In a short and pointed speech, Khan poked a large hole in all the vitriol and bluster …

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Lancing the boil of #UMC bigotry

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big·ot·ry – noun – intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself. I must confess that I use the word bigotry with some reluctance. Too often people employ the …

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Our Connectional Game of Thrones

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A couple of weeks before United Methodists gather in Portland, Oregon for their General Conference, the highly anticipated sixth season of Game of Thrones will debut on HBO. This will be …

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The Church has a Jessica Alba-sized Problem

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Jessica Alba’s Honest Company has a problem. It’s a problem many churches can relate to. Founded by Alba and Christopher Gavigan, Honest Co. has built its brand on the promise …

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Jesus or Trump. Who will you follow?

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Donald Trump or Jesus Christ. Who should we follow? One promises to make America great again; the other rejected the Satanic temptation to rule. One promises a wall and false …