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Fear Not: A Response to General Conference
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By Mark Johnson Sharp Street Memorial UMC I am the grandson and son of strong Methodist women. As a believer in God and justice for all, I never experienced a “fear” such as I did until I observed the results of the special General Conference held in Saint Louis in 2019. I sat in...

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. ...