1526511835 <![CDATA[Blogs news-blog Feed]]> http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/blogs-commentaries/rss/news-blog en The United Methodist Church Copyright 2018 2018-05-16T14:59:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Open for (church) business]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-open-for-church-business http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-open-for-church-business#When:14:59:00Z 2018-05-16T14:59:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Addiction, Mother’s Day and God’s grace]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-addiction-mothers-day-and-gods-grace http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-addiction-mothers-day-and-gods-grace#When:13:56:00Z 2018-05-09T13:56:00+00:00 <![CDATA[AUMTS releases statement on gun violence]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/aumts-releases-statement-on-gun-violence http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/aumts-releases-statement-on-gun-violence#When:14:54:00Z 2018-04-27T14:54:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Will you join in fighting racism?]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-will-you-join-in-fighting-racism http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-will-you-join-in-fighting-racism#When:15:07:00Z 2018-04-16T15:07:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Why the church needs a news service]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-why-the-church-needs-a-news-service http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-why-the-church-needs-a-news-service#When:14:45:00Z 2018-03-27T14:45:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Thoughts, prayers and advocacy]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-thoughts-prayers-and-advocacy http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-thoughts-prayers-and-advocacy#When:15:15:00Z 2018-03-21T15:15:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Mission of the church as our Way Forward]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/mission-of-the-church-as-our-way-forward http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/mission-of-the-church-as-our-way-forward#When:14:07:00Z 2018-03-16T14:07:00+00:00 <![CDATA[#MeToo and The United Methodist Church]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/metoo-and-the-united-methodist-church http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/metoo-and-the-united-methodist-church#When:06:39:00Z 2018-03-15T06:39:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Church should do more to fight racism]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-church-should-do-more-to-fight-racism http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-church-should-do-more-to-fight-racism#When:16:39:00Z 2018-02-08T16:39:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Mascot change first step in right direction]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-mascot-change-first-step-in-right-direction http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-mascot-change-first-step-in-right-direction#When:16:23:00Z 2018-02-05T16:23:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: 5 propositions for the Korean United Methodist Church]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-5-propositions-for-the-korean-united-methodist-church1 http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-5-propositions-for-the-korean-united-methodist-church1#When:15:22:00Z 2018-01-22T15:22:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Responsively Yours: Seeking Deeper Purpose in Contentious Times]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/responsively-yours-seeking-deeper-purpose-in-contentious-times http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/responsively-yours-seeking-deeper-purpose-in-contentious-times#When:22:42:00Z 2017-12-11T22:42:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Sharing the stories of refugees]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-sharing-stories-of-refugees http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-sharing-stories-of-refugees#When:14:45:00Z 2017-11-30T14:45:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: The church’s news and why it matters]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-the-churchs-news-and-why-it-matters http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-the-churchs-news-and-why-it-matters#When:16:40:00Z 2017-11-13T16:40:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Migration — a personal reflection]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-migration-a-personal-reflection http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-migration-a-personal-reflection#When:19:57:00Z 2017-11-09T19:57:00+00:00 <![CDATA[‘How can this be?’ A prayer following a church shooting]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/how-can-this-be-a-prayer-following-a-church-shooting http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/how-can-this-be-a-prayer-following-a-church-shooting#When:14:48:00Z 2017-11-08T14:48:00+00:00 <![CDATA[The cure for today’s drug crisis: Community]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/the-cure-for-todays-drug-crisis-community http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/the-cure-for-todays-drug-crisis-community#When:04:28:00Z 2017-10-30T04:28:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Shaped by Methodism, Jackie Robinson continues to inspire]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-shaped-by-methodism-jackie-robinson-continues-to-inspire http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-shaped-by-methodism-jackie-robinson-continues-to-inspire#When:16:10:00Z 2017-10-19T16:10:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Las Vegas church finds simple gifts in tragedy]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/las-vegas-church-finds-simple-gifts-in-tragedy http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/las-vegas-church-finds-simple-gifts-in-tragedy#When:20:20:00Z 2017-10-17T20:20:00+00:00 <![CDATA[No joke. Comedies about God can foster faith REDIRECT]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/no-joke.-comedies-about-god-can-foster-faith-redirect http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/no-joke.-comedies-about-god-can-foster-faith-redirect#When:16:14:00Z 2017-10-13T16:14:00+00:00 <![CDATA[No joke. Comedies about God can foster faith]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/no-joke-comedies-about-god-can-foster-faith http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/no-joke-comedies-about-god-can-foster-faith#When:19:51:00Z 2017-10-12T19:51:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: JFON helps immigrants get the welcome they deserve]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-jfon-helps-immigrants-get-the-welcome-they-deserve http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-jfon-helps-immigrants-get-the-welcome-they-deserve#When:15:56:00Z 2017-10-09T15:56:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Recalling the flood of human kindness after Katrina]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/recalling-the-flood-of-human-kindness-after-katrina http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/recalling-the-flood-of-human-kindness-after-katrina#When:14:37:00Z 2017-09-01T14:37:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: 5 Harvey things you don’t expect]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-5-harvey-things-you-dont-expect http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-5-harvey-things-you-dont-expect#When:16:11:00Z 2017-08-30T16:11:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Life as a Boy Scout Chaplain: Why I Spent Two Weeks in a Tent]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/life-as-a-boy-scout-chaplain-why-i-spent-two-weeks-in-a-tent http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/life-as-a-boy-scout-chaplain-why-i-spent-two-weeks-in-a-tent#When:16:14:00Z 2017-08-10T16:14:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Cleaning Buckets Needed]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/cleaning-buckets-needed http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/cleaning-buckets-needed#When:00:51:00Z 2017-08-04T00:51:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Flourishing in Ministry]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/flourishing-in-ministry http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/flourishing-in-ministry#When:21:34:00Z 2017-07-13T21:34:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Desert encroachment in Nigeria]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-desert-encroachment-in-nigeria http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-desert-encroachment-in-nigeria#When:15:32:00Z 2017-07-05T15:32:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Around the UMC]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/around-the-umc http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/around-the-umc#When:18:14:00Z 2017-06-21T18:14:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Jedi Jesus: Revealing Christian themes in Star Wars]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/jedi-jesus-revealing-christian-themes-in-star-wars http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/jedi-jesus-revealing-christian-themes-in-star-wars#When:15:26:00Z 2017-06-20T15:26:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Rainbow Weather]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/rainbow-weather http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/rainbow-weather#When:19:14:00Z 2017-06-14T19:14:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Christian ethics in volatile times]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-christian-ethics-in-volatile-times http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-christian-ethics-in-volatile-times#When:14:47:00Z 2017-06-13T14:47:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: What’s next for Standing Rock?]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-whats-next-for-standing-rock http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-whats-next-for-standing-rock#When:16:16:00Z 2017-05-22T16:16:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Lawyer on meaning of bishop ruling]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-lawyer-on-meaning-of-bishop-ruling http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-lawyer-on-meaning-of-bishop-ruling#When:16:01:00Z 2017-05-09T16:01:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Listen to God (and Mom) as you navigate through life]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/listen-to-god-and-mom-as-you-navigate-through-life-2017 http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/listen-to-god-and-mom-as-you-navigate-through-life-2017#When:20:59:00Z 2017-05-04T20:59:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Attorney on confusion over Oliveto’s status]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-attorney-on-confusion-over-olivetos-status http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-attorney-on-confusion-over-olivetos-status#When:18:29:00Z 2017-05-03T18:29:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Seeking Proof: This Doubter’s Guide to Understanding Easter]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/seeking-proof-this-doubters-guide-to-understanding-easter http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/seeking-proof-this-doubters-guide-to-understanding-easter#When:14:46:00Z 2017-04-10T14:46:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Carrying others’ burdens]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/carrying-others-burdens http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/carrying-others-burdens#When:20:03:00Z 2017-03-31T20:03:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Who ‘counts’ in ministry any more?]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-who-counts-in-ministry-any-more http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-who-counts-in-ministry-any-more#When:14:41:00Z 2017-03-31T14:41:00+00:00 <![CDATA[God surprises us]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/god-surprises-us http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/god-surprises-us#When:13:31:00Z 2017-03-30T13:31:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Can our ‘way forward’ be reconciliation?]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/can-our-way-forward-be-reconciliation http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/can-our-way-forward-be-reconciliation#When:14:41:00Z 2017-03-17T14:41:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Understanding renewal, reform group positions]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-understanding-renewal-reform-group-positions http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-understanding-renewal-reform-group-positions#When:14:26:00Z 2017-03-17T14:26:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Delve deeper into Holy Week with Jesus films]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/delve-deeper-into-holy-week-with-a-jesus-film http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/delve-deeper-into-holy-week-with-a-jesus-film#When:20:06:00Z 2017-03-16T20:06:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Legal challenges to ‘unlawful’ marriages in Methodism]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-legal-challenges-to-unlawful-marriages-in-methodism http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-legal-challenges-to-unlawful-marriages-in-methodism#When:15:37:00Z 2017-03-09T15:37:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: An executive order with memory]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-an-executive-order-with-memory http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-an-executive-order-with-memory#When:21:44:00Z 2017-02-16T21:44:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Conferences need final say on gay issues]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-conferences-need-final-say-on-gay-issues http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-conferences-need-final-say-on-gay-issues#When:15:58:00Z 2017-01-25T15:58:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: A student’s viewpoint of the inauguration]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-two-views-of-the-inauguration http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-two-views-of-the-inauguration#When:17:15:00Z 2017-01-23T17:15:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Sexuality debate overshadows real issues in Africa]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-sexuality-debate-overshadows-real-issues-in-africa http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-sexuality-debate-overshadows-real-issues-in-africa#When:18:30:00Z 2017-01-04T18:30:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: The rise of Standing Rock through social media]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-the-rise-of-standing-rock-through-social-media http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-the-rise-of-standing-rock-through-social-media#When:19:45:00Z 2016-12-15T19:45:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: What’s Essential to Living?]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-whats-essential-to-living http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-whats-essential-to-living#When:16:29:00Z 2016-12-07T16:29:00+00:00 <![CDATA[A Yuletide Chat with Bishop Ken Carter]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/a-yuletide-chat-with-bishop-ken-carter http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/a-yuletide-chat-with-bishop-ken-carter#When:22:41:00Z 2016-12-06T22:41:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Wesleyan Covenant meeting overlooked important issues]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-wesleyan-covenant-meeting-overlooked-important-issues http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-wesleyan-covenant-meeting-overlooked-important-issues#When:15:12:00Z 2016-11-30T15:12:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Wesley’s views on holding right opinions]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-wesleys-views-on-holding-right-opinions http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-wesleys-views-on-holding-right-opinions#When:16:01:00Z 2016-11-29T16:01:00+00:00 <![CDATA[An inconvenient Christmas]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/an-inconvenient-christmas http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/an-inconvenient-christmas#When:21:22:00Z 2016-11-23T21:22:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Taking our theology seriously]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/taking-our-theology-seriously http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/taking-our-theology-seriously#When:16:42:00Z 2016-11-16T16:42:00+00:00 <![CDATA[After divisive election, pastors can help heal]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/after-divisive-election-pastors-can-help-heal http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/after-divisive-election-pastors-can-help-heal#When:19:46:00Z 2016-11-11T19:46:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Movie affirms United Methodist teachings on human trafficking]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/priceless-affirms-United-Methodist-teachings-on-human-trafficking http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/priceless-affirms-United-Methodist-teachings-on-human-trafficking#When:15:01:00Z 2016-10-14T15:01:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Lectio Divina informed by Star Wars]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/lectio-divina-informed-by-star-wars http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/lectio-divina-informed-by-star-wars#When:22:00:00Z 2016-10-04T22:00:00+00:00 <![CDATA[She spent vacation in Wesleyan archives]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/she-spent-summer-vacation-in-methodist-archives http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/she-spent-summer-vacation-in-methodist-archives#When:14:35:00Z 2016-09-30T14:35:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Ripples of Mercy]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/ripples-of-mercy http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/ripples-of-mercy#When:15:51:00Z 2016-09-29T15:51:00+00:00 <![CDATA[What dogs can teach us about God’s love]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/what-dogs-can-teach-us-about-gods-love http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/what-dogs-can-teach-us-about-gods-love#When:15:04:00Z 2016-09-27T15:04:00+00:00 <![CDATA[The Gospel According to The Emmys: A Good Apology]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/the-gospel-according-to-the-emmys-a-good-apology http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/the-gospel-according-to-the-emmys-a-good-apology#When:21:15:00Z 2016-09-22T21:15:00+00:00 <![CDATA[North Carolina bishop calls for “partners and peacemakers”]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/north-carolina-bishop-calls-for-partners-and-peacemakers http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/north-carolina-bishop-calls-for-partners-and-peacemakers#When:16:14:00Z 2016-09-22T16:14:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Some of life’s best lessons are learned outside the classroom]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/some-of-lifes-best-lessons-are-learned-outside-the-classroom http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/some-of-lifes-best-lessons-are-learned-outside-the-classroom#When:02:53:00Z 2016-09-16T02:53:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Why I celebrate Labor Day]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/why-i-celebrate-labor-day http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/why-i-celebrate-labor-day#When:16:21:00Z 2016-09-02T16:21:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Three family Bibles bring a flood of emotion]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/three-family-bibles-bring-a-flood-of-emotion http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/three-family-bibles-bring-a-flood-of-emotion#When:16:02:00Z 2016-08-30T16:02:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Peace of Mind: Mental Health in the Movies]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/peace-of-mind-mental-health-in-the-movies http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/peace-of-mind-mental-health-in-the-movies#When:15:49:00Z 2016-08-29T15:49:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Overboard]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/overboard http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/overboard#When:21:20:00Z 2016-08-25T21:20:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Saved by Story]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/saved-by-story http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/saved-by-story#When:18:40:00Z 2016-08-25T18:40:00+00:00 <![CDATA[There’s always something ‘Greater,’ even if we can’t see it]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/theres-always-something-greater-even-if-we-cant-see-it http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/theres-always-something-greater-even-if-we-cant-see-it#When:15:14:00Z 2016-08-25T15:14:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Methodism ‘a big tent’ from its beginnings]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/methodism-a-big-tent-from-its-beginnings http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/methodism-a-big-tent-from-its-beginnings#When:19:40:00Z 2016-08-18T19:40:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Maintaining the church in a chaotic time]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/maintaining-the-church-in-a-chaotic-time http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/maintaining-the-church-in-a-chaotic-time#When:16:54:00Z 2016-08-16T16:54:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Why We Need Evangelicals: A United Methodist Perspective]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/why-we-need-evangelicals-a-united-methodist-perspective http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/why-we-need-evangelicals-a-united-methodist-perspective#When:17:32:00Z 2016-08-04T17:32:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Why the best days are ordinary days]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/why-the-best-days-are-ordinary-days http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/why-the-best-days-are-ordinary-days#When:17:46:00Z 2016-08-03T17:46:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Susanna Wesley: How one woman shaped the Methodist church]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/susanna-wesley-how-one-woman-shaped-the-methodist-church http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/susanna-wesley-how-one-woman-shaped-the-methodist-church#When:18:43:00Z 2016-07-19T18:43:00+00:00 <![CDATA[When it feels things are shifting, stand firm with Scripture]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/when-it-feels-things-are-shifting-stand-firm-with-scripture http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/when-it-feels-things-are-shifting-stand-firm-with-scripture#When:19:57:00Z 2016-07-18T19:57:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Wesley Pilgrimage: Bishop Asbury’s difficult departure from home and family]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/wesley-pilgrimage-bishop-asburys-difficult-departure-from-home-and-family http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/wesley-pilgrimage-bishop-asburys-difficult-departure-from-home-and-family#When:17:23:00Z 2016-07-18T17:23:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Wesley Pilgrimage: The New Room - Loving God and people yesterday and today]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/wesley-pilgrimage-the-new-room-loving-god-and-people-yesterday-and-today http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/wesley-pilgrimage-the-new-room-loving-god-and-people-yesterday-and-today#When:23:31:00Z 2016-07-17T23:31:00+00:00 <![CDATA[A time to save lives and do justice]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/a-time-to-save-lives-and-do-justice http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/a-time-to-save-lives-and-do-justice#When:15:04:00Z 2016-07-15T15:04:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Wesley Pilgrimage: Oxford history inspires today]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/wesley-pilgrimage-oxford-history-inspires-today http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/wesley-pilgrimage-oxford-history-inspires-today#When:21:03:00Z 2016-07-13T21:03:00+00:00 <![CDATA[How to respond to a crisis: Do something!]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/how-to-respond-to-a-crisis-do-something http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/how-to-respond-to-a-crisis-do-something#When:17:32:00Z 2016-07-13T17:32:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Conferences progress toward LGBTQ equality]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-conferences-progress-toward-lgbtq-equality http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-conferences-progress-toward-lgbtq-equality#When:16:12:00Z 2016-07-08T16:12:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Widening the church’s sexuality divide]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-widening-the-churchs-sexuality-divide http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-widening-the-churchs-sexuality-divide#When:15:53:00Z 2016-07-08T15:53:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Another Day, Another Shooting]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/another-day-another-shooting http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/another-day-another-shooting#When:15:37:00Z 2016-07-07T15:37:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Becoming the Person God Created You to Be]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/becoming-the-person-god-created-you-to-be http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/becoming-the-person-god-created-you-to-be#When:22:25:00Z 2016-05-25T22:25:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Americans are more polarized than ever. We United Methodists don’t want to be.]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/americans-are-more-polarized-than-ever.-we-united-methodists-dont-want-to-b http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/americans-are-more-polarized-than-ever.-we-united-methodists-dont-want-to-b#When:21:26:00Z 2016-05-20T21:26:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Commentary: Overcoming the brink of schism]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-overcoming-the-brink-of-schism http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/commentary-overcoming-the-brink-of-schism#When:18:16:00Z 2016-05-20T18:16:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Pilgrimage of Healing: Sand Creek Massacre-Personal Reflection]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/pilgrimage-of-healing-sand-creek-massacre-personal-reflection http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/pilgrimage-of-healing-sand-creek-massacre-personal-reflection#When:01:06:00Z 2016-05-20T01:06:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Staying in touch at General Conference: UM pastor uses nightly conference calls to keep connected]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/staying-in-touch-at-general-conference http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/staying-in-touch-at-general-conference#When:18:54:00Z 2016-05-19T18:54:00+00:00 <![CDATA[God-led hospitality gesture at GC2016 underscores United Methodist connection]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/god-led-hospitality-gesture-at-gc2016-underscores-um-connection http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/god-led-hospitality-gesture-at-gc2016-underscores-um-connection#When:02:31:00Z 2016-05-19T02:31:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Ecumenical Day: Advancing toward unity]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/ecumenical-day-advancing-toward-unity http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/ecumenical-day-advancing-toward-unity#When:01:33:00Z 2016-05-18T01:33:00+00:00 <![CDATA[#Pagelife: Perspective on what it’s like to serve as a GC2016 page]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/what-its-like-to-serve-as-a-gc2016-page http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/what-its-like-to-serve-as-a-gc2016-page#When:00:08:00Z 2016-05-18T00:08:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Relationship Matters:  Methodist churches around the world in search for unity]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/relationship-matters-methodist-churches-around-the-world http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/relationship-matters-methodist-churches-around-the-world#When:22:11:00Z 2016-05-16T22:11:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Christians and Virtual Reality]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/christians-and-virtual-reality http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/christians-and-virtual-reality#When:20:36:00Z 2016-05-16T20:36:00+00:00 <![CDATA[We don’t have to be, but are]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/we-dont-have-to-be-but-are http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/we-dont-have-to-be-but-are#When:20:12:00Z 2016-05-16T20:12:00+00:00 <![CDATA[The main thing]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/the-main-thing http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/the-main-thing#When:19:04:00Z 2016-05-16T19:04:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Laity called to live ever-blessing, ever-blessed]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/laity-called-to-live-ever-blessing-ever-blessed http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/laity-called-to-live-ever-blessing-ever-blessed#When:17:10:00Z 2016-05-16T17:10:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Pentecost, General Conference, and the Spirit of God]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/pentecost-general-conference-and-the-spirit-of-god http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/pentecost-general-conference-and-the-spirit-of-god#When:20:59:00Z 2016-05-14T20:59:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Indigo Girls call on United Methodists to love, support all people]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/indigo-girls-call-on-umc-to-love-support-all-people http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/indigo-girls-call-on-umc-to-love-support-all-people#When:16:56:00Z 2016-05-14T16:56:00+00:00 <![CDATA[We ARE they]]> http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/we-are-they http://www.umc.org/blogs-commentaries/we-are-they#When:21:24:00Z 2016-05-13T21:24:00+00:00