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  1. What Do You Mean… Time to Split?

    Blog What Do You Mean… Time to Split?

    “As we were sitting in the back of the truck at the end of the day, I wondered why I wasn’t feeling a sense of joy. We had worked hard all day helping many people, but …

  2. The Social Justice Issue the UMC Doesn’t Want to Deal With

    Blog The Social Justice Issue the UMC Doesn’t Want to Deal With

    Imagine that there was a pre-natal test, commonly recommended by medical personnel, to identify children who would experience depression throughout their lives. Upon receiving a…

  3. Blogging as Public Therapy

    Blog Blogging as Public Therapy

    One of the things I have become conscious of as a preacher is how much of myself gets poured into a sermon. That, of course, is understandable. It is impossible for preachers to…

  4. Just Say Something

    Blog Just Say Something

    • By Tina Fox
    • Posted on April 19th, 2014

    When someone is hurting, we don’t always know what to say to them. So, we say nothing. Just say something. I’ve read so many blogs (and written some myself) about…

  5. Why Easter Is More Important Than Christmas

    Blog Why Easter Is More Important Than Christmas

    In the church, we observe a handful of “holy days” but really make a big deal about two of them: Christmas and Easter. The average church person believes this to be…

  6. When Can We Stop Calling Marriage an ‘Institution’?

    Blog When Can We Stop Calling Marriage an ‘Institution’?

    Something in me dies every time I hear someone talk about marriage as an institution. The word “institution” seems to take all the spirit out of the word…

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