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“Mama, what’s my destiny?” Forrest asks. His mother smiles softly and says, “That’s just something you’ll have to figure out for yourself.” Photo from a scene in the film Forest Gump © Paramount Pictures; used with permission.

Listen to God (and Mom) as you navigate through life

The film "Forrest Gump" teaches many valuable life lessons, especially when to talk and listen to Mom. Read More

A Tulsa United Methodist church posted a tribute within hours of the singer’s death, and it promptly went viral online. Photo courtesy of University United Methodist Church.

Church, writers pay tribute to Prince for his music and his faith

A Tulsa United Methodist church posted a tribute within hours of the singer’s death, and it promptly went viral online. More

Baseball delivers strong personal and family values, especially the need for a strong sense of faith when cheering for the Chicago Cubs. Photo © Fenoglio family archives.

Baseball delivers strong personal and family values

There are real life lessons in what some see as a game. The sport reminds us of the need for faith, as it did for one lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. Read More

The Rev. Amy Valdez Barker (left) addresses the Pre-General Conference Briefing in Portland, Ore. Barker is executive secretary of the United Methodist Connectional Table. At rear is Bishop Christian Alsted. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Commentary: Numbers matter, but so do mission and ministry

The executive secretary of the Connectional Table asks how numbers about the denomination can be used to inspire “hope and possibility.” Read More