Incompatibility language “doesn’t serve us well”

Adam Hamilton suggests that incompatibility language in the life of the church “doesn’t serve us well.” He thinks that inclusiveness in the church is viewed differently by different generations. “This is the issue for many young adults…if we’re not careful our failure to recognize the difference of opinion in the church is eventually going to leave many in the next generation looking for another church somewhere else.”

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Commentary: The power of pencils in Cameroon

United Methodist Women in Cameroon reach out to rural school students with much-needed school supplies as part of the One Child, One Pencil Project.
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Commentary: Disciple-making requires truth-telling

A longtime church communicator expresses concern about the willingness of many church leaders to avoid truth-telling.
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Commentary: Baptism brings us into God’s church, relationship with others

Scripture and our ritual text insist that God is at work in baptism, placing us in the midst of the church where we practice the means of grace.

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