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Q&A: Words to recharge men’s spiritual lives

Derek Maul wants to inspire more men to go “all out” for their Christian faith. That’s the topic of his recently published book, 10 Life-Charged Words: Real Faith for Real Men (Upper Room Books, 2012). Mr. Maul worships at First Presbyterian Church in Brandon, Fla., where his wife, Rebekah, is senior pastor. He answered questions […]

Q&A: Growing a UM college into a university

Marianne Inman will retire as president of Central Methodist University in June, after 18 years in the job. Under her leadership, the Fayette, Mo.-based school has seen a five-fold increase in students (to 5,300), tripled its endowment (to $31 million) and completed three capital campaigns. It’s also gone from “Central Methodist College” to “Central Methodist […]

Q&A: Tough love for ‘spiritual but not religious’

So you’re spiritual, but not religious? “Please, stop boring me,” retorts the Rev. Lillian Daniel. Her Huffington Post blog on the topic went viral in 2011, and now she’s published a new book: When “Spiritual But Not Religious” Is Not Enough: Seeing God in Surprising Places, Even the Church (Jericho Books, 2013). Ms. Daniel is […]

Q&A: A true-life tragicomedy

The First United Methodist Church of Carthage, Texas plays a big role in the movie Bernie, slated for DVD release on Aug. 21. Skip Hollandsworth, who attends Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas, co-wrote the screenplay, based on a true story he wrote for Texas Monthly magazine in 1998. Mr. Hollandsworth spoke by phone […]

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