Items Tagged "Beliefs"
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(More than) 10 ways to appreciate your pastor
From photos to prayers to food, learn what gifts — and actions — mean the most to preachers. Read More
Chuck Knows Church: Grace
Said at the dinner table, it also has deep theological meaning for United Methodists. Chuck explains prevenient, justifying, and sanctifying grace. View
What is Epiphany?
What is the significance of the Day of the Kings or Twelfth Night? How is our Christian journey like that of the Magi? Read More
What’s a parent to do? There’s an atheist in the house
Writer shares her personal journey, 'a growing pain, mine, not hers,' and tips for families to accept non-believers. Read More
Why does The United Methodist Church ordain women?
Clergywomen have been part of Methodism since John Wesley licensed Sarah Crosby to preach in 1761. Read More
Nailed it! A word for Reformation Day
C. Chappell Temple says Martin Luther’s argument for the power of the Gospel over the power of the church changed the course of history for all Christians. Read More
In need of a blessing
Joe Kay says we often think of a blessing as a particular gesture or set of words. 'A real blessing involves helping the other person to recognize their worth and their value.’ Read More
Communion: The Meal that Makes Us One
“Take communion as often as you can. It is food for the journey.” Watch and download a meditation about the sacrament, and reflect on how it nourishes your own faith. View
The United Methodist Church made me who I am
Susan Burton says the attitudes and actions of her parents and grandparents – leaders in their church and community – influenced her decision to work for social justice. Read More
Faith on the roof raises funds for malaria fight
The Rev. Faith Weedling promised to spend one hour on the roof for every $100 her church raised for Imagine No Malaria. ‘Hoot owl; 3:30 a.m.’ Read More
Tips for teaching diversity appreciation to children
‘Tell them that they are beautiful and that other people – who may or may not look like them – are beautiful, too, because God says so.’ Read More
We are all St. Louisans now
St.Louis area bloggers respond to the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. 'When one of us hurts, we all hurt.' Read More
Where does the term, Good Friday, come from?
Also, called Holy Friday and Black Friday, learn more about the name of the day that commemorates Christ's death. Read More
What does The United Methodist Church teach about the second coming?
Learn what The United Methodist Church teaches about the second coming. Read More
Do United Methodists believe that animals have souls and go to heaven?
What do United Methodists believe about animals? Read More