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Theology and Education
Pentecost mosaic Image by Holger Schué from Pixabay 1500

Ask The UMC: What is Pentecost?

The Christian festival of Pentecost, on the 50th day after Jesus’ resurrection, celebrates the gift the Holy Spirit and birth of the church.
Mission and Ministry
Metaphors for resurrection are often found in nature. Image by zhugher, courtesy of Pixabay.

Ask The UMC: What do we mean by resurrection?

United Methodists affirm the Christian belief in the resurrection of the dead. Resurrection is a form of new creation, not merely a resuscitation.
Theology and Education
An abstract metal crucifix hangs on the wall outside the chapel at Sarum College in Salisbury, England. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Where did Good Friday get its name?

Why is Good Friday called good? Learn what we know about where this name came from.
General Church
The pace of groups and individuals issuing statements and opinion pieces about the future of The United Methodist Church has picked up in recent weeks. Globe by OpenClipart-Vectors/Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Church’s future again a hot topic

Despite pandemic-related uncertainties, there’s been a surge of commentary on whether The United Methodist Church should split.

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