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General Conference 2019: Myths and Realities
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General Conference 2019: Myths and Realities *By Bishop Forrest C. Stith After attending 15 consecutive General Conferences, the special session of 2019 was the most unique and one that brought much frustration and disappointment.  True, the worship and music were inspiring. ...

Pilgrimage to retrace the steps of freedom
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Journeys together are wonderful ways to build community and learn more about who we are in light of the diversity that is incumbent in community. Since 2006, I have had the privilege of leading groups of scholars from Wesley Theological Seminary and St. Mary’s Seminary and University in...

UM Church claims a Way Forward
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Local reaction to the 2019 Special Session of General Conference was mixed as many people called to "hold steady," awaiting Judicial Council rulings on what was adopted. Heather Hahn and Erik Alsgaard have the story.

Bishop calls for unity
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Preaching in the opening worship of the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church, Council of Bishops President Bishop Kenneth H. Carter today called on United Methodists to make every effort to maintain unity for the sake of God’s mission as the...

Who Will We Be?
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Guest post by the Rev. Laura Blauvelt* General Conference starts tomorrow… I have a grandbaby not quite three years old who lights every corner of my world. It’s the way she runs towards me hollering, “GRANDMA!” and jumps into my arms with squeals that says...