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The word is… go
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Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column.

Palmer: Trust God’s promise and go forth
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Bishop Gregory V. Palmer laid out a path for the 2016 United Methodist General Conference: humility, humility, humility.“Everyone here is a child of God. Any behavior to the contrary of that truth undermines the gospel and is a choice to live beneath our privilege,” Palmer, who serves the West...

Heartbeat of faith
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By Melissa Lauber When you think about General Conference too long, almost everything can become a metaphor. There’s a spider painted into the tile floor of the women’s bathroom at the Portland Convention Center. People nudge it with their toes. Some discretely stomp on it. One...

An Open Letter to Boards of Ordained Ministry
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On April 16, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote an open letter from the Birmingham jail, where he had been imprisoned for non-violent marches protesting segregation. He wrote his Letter from the Birmingham Jail, in part, to express his frustration with those who voiced support for the...

BWC welcomes Romal Tune
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Speaker and author Romal Tune comes to the Baltimore-Washington Conference for two special engagements this Saturday, April 23, sponsored by BWC’s Office of Vibrant Communities.