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The inlet cross of Belin UMC gleams brights against the sky over Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina. Photo by Austin Bond Photography. .

To Everything There is a Season: A United Methodist Meditation

Watch a video reflection about change using a well-known passage from Ecclesiastes. View

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

Bishop Christian Alsted preaches on May 12 during the United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.

GC2016: Alsted calls for humble submission

Bishop’s sermon notes Western ‘privilege’ as impediment to authentic faith. Read More

Many common phrases in the English language are based on quotes from Scripture.  File photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

New ideas for exploring Bible passages

Find creative ways to bring a new perspective to Scripture, new life to your study time and new clarity to your teaching. Read More

Chuck Knows Church talks about the four principles of faith known as the Wesleyan Quadrilateral.

Chuck Knows Church: Wesleyan Quadrilateral

John Wesley said the Christian faith comes down to four components. Chuck looks at this foundation of United Methodist theology. View

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Webcast: The God We Can Know

October 16, 2014

Free one-hour webinar on Oct. 16 explains importance of Jesus’ “I Am” statements in growth as disciples. View

Baptism in Gulf waters of United States.

Baptism: What does the church say?

To become Christian is to receive a new identity. Find out the background and meaning of this sacrament. Read More

Is it okay to question parts of the Bible?

Adam Hamilton asks if it shows a lack of faith when we wrestle with some of Scripture or does it mean we have faith? Read More

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Theological Guidelines

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

United Methodists affirm the usefulness of a number of translations and versions of the Bible as being helpful for study, teaching, memorization and other purposes. Photo by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

Our Christian Roots: The Bible

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and is the primary authority for our faith and practice. Read More

Did Jesus have a wife?

Papyrus fragment has revived an old debate that likely reflects early Christian disputes about marriage - not the historical Jesus. Read More

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