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A Juneteenth Hope for Our Church
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Luke 22: 47-51 - Jesus Arrested“While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him, but Jesus asked him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”  When...

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. ...

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...

BWARM offers thoughts for coming Special Session
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As the special session of General Conference prepares to convene in St. Louis, people within the Baltimore-Washington Conference and The United Methodist Church have a number of viewpoints about finding a way forward on the church’s response to homosexuality.  Members of the Steering...