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Month: July 2018

Robert Carter ~ Baptized into Christ Jesus

July 29, 2018

  Note from the Editor: Please enjoy our weekend sermon from Rev. Robert Carter on Romans 6:1-14. He is the…

Justus Hunter ~ Practicing Discernment: Thy Will Be Done

July 27, 2018

There are two difficulties with our prayer, “Thy will be done.” We fret over the first, but the second is…

Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ Dear Millenials, I Was You Once

July 23, 2018

Dear Millenials, I was you once. People wanted to know what I thought. They wanted to know what I wanted…

Kelly Brumbeloe ~ Encountering the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

July 21, 2018

Note from the Editor: This week’s sermon comes from Rev. Kelly Brumbeloe, pastor at Mt Bethel North campus in Marietta,…

Rob Haynes ~ Campfire Pilgrimage: The Value of Summer Camp

July 18, 2018

It is summer camp season. For thousands of children and youth that means night hikes and camp fires, arts and…

Matt Sigler ~ How We Really Measure Congregational Growth

July 16, 2018

Methodists are good at counting. The numerous records that have been kept over the years of “conversions,” “probationary members,” and…

Pete Bellini ~ Methodism on Fire

July 12, 2018

Note from the Editor: Enjoy this popular post from our archives. It is no revelation that the United Methodist Church is facing…

Wesleyan Accent ~ While You Were Preaching: News Roundup

July 9, 2018

What made headlines while pastors were preaching this weekend? With firework celebrations, parades, Vacation Bible School, and family travels occupying…

Edgar Bazan ~ The Rest of God

July 7, 2018

I believe that God wants us to enjoy our everyday lives. John 10:10 says that Jesus came to us so…

Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ Silencing the Shame Machine: Our Call to Craft Peace

July 2, 2018

Recently, I heard a church leader describe the instinct to “drop Facebook napalm” in an online debate. What a great…