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United Methodist Insight by Frederick W. Schmidt - 7h ago

Complex political issues such as immigration reform take more time to consider than a typical 15-to-18-minute sermon, which is best focused in Christian formation through scriptural interpretation, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt.
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Having looked at how much United Methodists in the United States send annually to the central conferences (probably over $100 million per year), Dr. David W. Scott looks at how much money the central conferences likely generate themselves.
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The Rev. Jason Valendy finds that giving, as a spiritual discipline, challenges him to think carefully about where he puts his financial support.
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Unlike high emotional moments, living out faith everyday shows God's presence and action in our lives like early Methodist Phoebe Palmer wrote, says the Rev. Charlie Baber.
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Three United Methodist bishops from Central Conferences convened a consultation including prominent leaders of various perspectives on the inclusion of LGBTQ people in the church.
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Two clergymen share examples of the differing views on whether The United Methodist Church should divide.
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A lesson from his seminary professor about two basic types of theological orientations has stuck with the Rev. Greg Weeks.
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Like many United Methodists, the Rev. Ben Gosden feels he has a foot in both theological camps and isn't totally happy in either one.
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The results of the special called 2019 General Conference have led many annual conferences to withhold their "fair-share" contributions.
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It's hard to calculate precisely how much United Methodists in the United States send to Europe, Africa and Asia, but Dr. David W. Scott reliably estimates it's tens of millions of dollars every year.

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