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When a United Methodist looks at the Bible, how many books are there?

When it feels things are shifting, stand firm with Scripture

As headlines shake us, the Rev. Stephen Bauman says remember “the recurring human discovery that God is. Behind all things lays a fundamental order.” Read More

9/11 Memories: Arlette Kitenge

From Rwanda, Arlette Kitenge had been in the U.S. for one year when terrorists struck on 9/11. View

As the U.S. prepares to celebrate Labor Day, we remember to glorify God in all of our work. Photo by Kathryn Price, illustration by United Methodist Communications.

Can your work bring you closer to God?

How can we mix our career and our Christianity? Get inspiration from Scripture along with lessons from Methodism's founder. Read More

A waterfall at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications.

‘God, why have you left me?’ What people of faith can do with doubt

Jesus prays a prayer of abandonment from the cross. Many Christians have felt similarly and wondered if that is OK. Read More

Ernestine Shepherd runs 10 miles a day. Video image by Barry Simmons.

World Record Female Bodybuilder: Ernestine Shepherd

Ernestine Shepherd is over 75, runs 10 miles a day, and credits workouts and her United Methodist faith for turning her grief into joy. View

Four ways children do faith better than adults

Little ones may have a lot to teach us. Yet, we often "underestimate the depths of their soul, and belittle their beliefs," writes Stephen Mattson. Read More

Statue of St. Patrick. Photo courtesy of Andreas F. Borchert, Wikimedia.

St. Patrick: Patron saint of P.K.s

Chappell Temple says the preacher’s kid who was sold into slavery not only forgave his captors, he returned to Ireland as a missionary. Read More

Mike McCurry holds up four fingers representing the Four Areas of Focus during the October 18 round-table session held during the 2012 UMAC in Arlington, Va.  Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

United Methodist McCurry marries faith and politics

Former White House spokesperson attended and now teaches at Wesley seminary. “I’m laying it on the line about who I am and what I believe.” Read More

Several U.S. presidents had ties to   what is now The United Methodist Church.  Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry.

Many U.S. presidents have Methodist ties

How did leaders from Lincoln to FDR to Obama turn to Wesley's followers for spiritual and social aid? Read More

Jennifer Dobbs and Matthew Oates share a moment after she said, “Yes” to his proposal of marriage in July 2008.  Photo by Marsha Esau.

Cupid in The United Methodist Church

Couples share how United Methodist ministries brought them together and the difference the church has made in their marriage. Read More

Do you have to go to church to be a Christian?

Read the United Methodist response on church attendance and Christianity. Read More

Spiritual Gifts: Miracles

Those gifted with miracles never doubt the power and presence of God in creation, and are able to help others see and believe in God’s power. Read More

Spiritual Gifts: Faith

The gift of faith is more than belief in Jesus Christ, but an abiding foundation of confidence that God works all things together for good, and that they people of God can rise above any obstacle. Read More

Image shows hands folded on pages of a Bible. Creative Commons, courtesy of Unsplash.

Reflecting on Our Faith

Theology is thinking together about our faith and discipleship. It’s reflecting with others in the Christian community about the good news of God’s love in Christ. Read More

Image of a white dove against a blue sky. Photo by Sue Mack, iStock

Spiritual Gifts

No one is without a gift, and each person has a unique role in the body of Christ. What is your spiritual purpose? Find out. Read More

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