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Putting the Method Back in Methodism

Putting the Method Back in Methodism A New Vision for a Unique, Global, Orthodox Methodist Movement By Paul Lawler The United Methodist Church is in schism.  While not formalized through the processes of our polity, the realization of our deep division hangs like thick syrup in the backdrop of every ...
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Great Moments in Methodist Missions

Methodism shares a vibrant history of taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to the un-reached people groups of the world. Great Moments in Methodist Missions is a series designed to inspire Christ-followers in local and global disciple making and to rekindle the flame of a white-hot passion for the un-reached ...
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WHEN UNITY AT ALL COST IS TOO COSTLY

When Unity At All Cost Is Too Costly An Independence Day Message for United Methodists Pastors The United Methodist Church is divided.  The presenting issue of human sexuality is merely a symptom of that which is the true source of our division.  What is that source?   Our deep divisions ...
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Great Moments in Methodist Missions

Great Moments in Methodist Missions Judson Dwight Collins Methodism shares a vibrant history of taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to the un-reached people groups of the world. Great Moments in Methodist Missions is a series designed to inspire Christ-followers in local and global disciple making and to rekindle the ...
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Great Moments in Methodist Missions

Great Moments in Methodist Missions Why I Encourage the Millennial Generation to Study the Life of E. Stanley Jones. E. Stanley Jones 1884-1973 I believe in you millennial generation. I see hope for the future because of your hunger to make the world a better place.  I notice your desire ...
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Great Moments in Methodist Missions

Great Moments in Methodist Missions The First Methodist Martyr William Seward 1702-1740 There is a remnant among a people called Methodist crying out in prayer for God to birth us as a movement again.  Not a movement as many status quo Methodist would define it, but a movement of historical ...
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Waking up from the Slumber of Mainline Methodism

I have a friend from Denmark.  He is a Christian and is currently engaged in theological studies in preparation for full time ministry. Not too many years ago he was in the United States visiting family.  His father-in-law wanted to acquaint him with varying facets of western culture, so he decided to ...
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The United Methodist Church and the Perfect Storm

While a Commission on a Way Forward, Council of Bishops, Judicial Councils and others spent hundreds of hours in time and millions of dollars in resources, the perfect storm never ceased her howling at Mainline Methodism. While “kicking the can down the road” was intended by some to allow the ...
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Perfect Storm Expression #2: The Inevitable Mitosis of United Methodism into New, Multiple Expressions.

“If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand” –Jesus Christ We are in great crises; and great crises present great opportunities. As the perfect storm buffets our foundations, we have entered a new window of history.   As we stated in Part 1, much shaking still lies ...
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