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Steadier footing: an examination of our stance on inclusive faith and practice

To understand Scripture we must plant one foot firmly in the world of the Bible and the other foot firmly in our world–two worlds that often are very different.

Lessons to Be Learned from the 1844 “Plan of Separation”

The premise of this column, like the last one, is predicated on a wisdom saying of George Santyana, professor at Harvard:, “If we do not know history, we are condemned to repeat it.” we ignore our past to our chagrin and regret. Therefore, I ask you to see in our past the dynamics of our […]

Wesleyan Wisdom: Why Mosaics are leaving the church

Why are we losing our young adults, those who author Addie Zierman’s identifies as “millennials”? David Kinnaman, in his book You Lost Me, suggests that this group is more accurately called “Mosaics” because the people born since 1964 are so diverse in so many ways!  Thousands pack churches like Joel Osteen’s in Houston or the Elevation […]

Ben Gosden: The motion I wish I’d made at annual conference

By Ben Gosden, Special Contributor… As much as I was enthused about annual conference here in South Georgia, I do have one regret: I wish I had made a motion from the floor to define discipleship for our annual conference. You see, I counted some 70 times that the phrase “making disciples for the transformation […]