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Rehabilitating the reputation of Mary Magdalene

  You’ve got to feel bad for Mary Magdalene. Sure, she has fame many of today’s celebrities would envy. She’s played a leading role in works ranging from Renaissance paintings to just about every Passion play and movie made about Jesus’ life. But all that stardom has come with a price. Few other followers of […]

UM pastors rewrite sermons after Newtown massacre

At a clergy colleague’s wedding on Saturday night, Dec. 15, the Rev. Matthew Sipe sat at a table of eight United Methodist pastors. All had the same question on their minds: What would they preach the next morning, in light of the tragic events on Friday morning in Newtown, Conn.? “We were all sitting there […]