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Cokesbury Launches Christmas Campaign to Help Refugee Crisis

Online Retailer Launches Christmas Campaign to Help the Refugee Crisis Donating Portion of Sales this December Nashville, TN (December 8, 2016) Today our world is witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record with an unprecedented 65.3 million people around the world being forced from their homes, 10 million stateless people denied a nationality and access […]

“Finding God in the Waves” – Mike McHargue

By John I. Carney Mike McHargue grew up as a devout Christian, then became a secret atheist, then regained his faith – although the faith he gained is not exactly the one he lost. McHargue, who now attends Good Samaritan UMC in Tallahassee, Florida, is a successful speaker and podcast host (sometimes billed as “Science […]

Recently Read: New Publication Honors Christian Education Faculty Members Jack Seymour and Margaret Ann Crain

EVANSTON, Illinois – In the forward of the newly published book, Educating for Redemptive Community: Essays in Honor of Jack Seymour and Margaret Ann Crain (Wipf & Stock, 2015), longtime friend and United Methodist colleague, Dr. Mary Elizabeth Moore, dean of the School of Theology and professor of theology and education at Boston University, begins […]

Book review: “Bonhoeffer as Youthworker” by Andrew Root

This new work by Andrew Root would be a worthwhile read even if only as a refresher course in the remarkable life and ministry of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Book review: “Reclaiming the Lost Soul of Youth Ministry” by Jeremy Steele

Its exploration of Wesleyan history and living isn’t intimidating to a newcomer nor is it too understated for one well-versed in Wesleyan thought and practice.

Book review: “We Make the Road by Walking” by Brian McLaren

“We Make the Road by Walking” is and isn’t the new book from Brian McLaren.

Book Review: “Age of the Spirit” by Phyllis Tickle with Jon M. Sweeney

Continuing a thread begun in “The Great Emergence” in 2008, “The Age of the Spirit” digs deeper into the complexities of the idea of a cyclical upending of culture, theology, and religious practice that seems to occur every 500 years or so.

Book Review: “Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God” by Frank Schaeffer

Frank Schaeffer is the bull in your spiritual china shop. “Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God” is challenging, upsetting, heartwarming, offensive, and fascinating.

Being Vital by Recovering a Lost Practice

In 2010 a study was released by the United Methodist Church that revealed that one key factor that vital congregations shared was starting and maintaining small groups. This finding is something deeply Methodist because the revival and amazing movement built by John Wesley was in many ways a small group revival. At the center of […]

Book Review: Learning from Charles Wesley’s writings on the poor

In Radical Grace, the Rev. S T Kimbrough Jr. takes a closer look at the sermons, poetry and personal writings of Charles in order to steer the existing church toward a more authentic Wesleyan posture concerning those in poverty and oppression.