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A Christian Response to the 9/11 Tragedy

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though the waters roar and foam, and the mountains quake with their surging. There

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Revival Fires: A Response to 9/11

As America grieves over the lost lives at the hand of terrorists, we sense a comforting outpouring of God’s love. Newscasters, anchormen, people who never mention the name of Jesus are suddenly talking about prayer and church and asking for God’s blessing on America …

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Where Is God? A Response to 9/11

Tuesday, Sept. 11th was simply a horrendous day. We didn’t get very much work done, needless to say, as we watched well-known buildings burn and collapse and waited for the next disaster. My friend Ron watched the Pentagon burn from his 8th floor flat in

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I Have Seen the Future

Christ United Methodist Church, Columbia, Md. Readings for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost: I Kings 2:10-12, I Kings 3:3-14, Psalm 111, Ephesians 5:15-20, John 6:51-58 I: A Glimpse of the Future Two weeks ago I spent a wonderful long weekend in Dekalb, Illinois at a

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The Lost Baptist Ark

In the climactic scene in the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” Indiana Jones and his girlfriend are tied to a pole to watch as the Nazis open the ancient Ark of the Covenant. This holy symbol of Israel’s religion has been captured and is

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Another Missed Opportunity

A Message from the Office of the Moderator, UFMCC The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches joins justice-seeking people within the United Methodist denomination and in the larger community in expressing profound sorrow and disappointment at the decision of the Conference delegates in Cleveland, Ohio

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Gay Catholics Saddened by Methodist Vote

Washington, DC — Responding to votes by leaders of the United Methodist Church that called homosexual relations “incompatible with Christian teaching,” forbade ordination of openly gay or lesbian clergy and prohibited same-sex union ceremonies, members of Dignity/USA expressed sorrow, and pledged to stand with their