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Editor's Views July 30, 2010

What’s on your UM T-shirt?

By Jessica Connor. At Laity Convocation last month, Columbia District Superintendent the Rev. Tim McClendon talked about something I just can’t get off my mind. He called it the “T-shirt test” and wondered how, on such a small piece of cloth, we could possibly fit the message of United Methodism. After all, T-shirts are supposed to be quick-reads. And while meaningful, let’s face it – the vision and purpose of the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church is pretty long.

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Uncategorized July 1, 2010

Worship is action-oriented for Earth-Day

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‘If there were no bees, the flowers would not bear ruit.

If the flowers were stricken, what of the butterfly’s fate?

If all the butterflies died, beauty would suffer.

If beauty were diminished, what of the songs of the soul?’

This was part of a two-part congregational prayer at Shandon United Methodist Church in April.

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Uncategorized July 1, 2010

Green and Rethink Church

{mosimage}When we read the Bible, we often focus on the relationship between humans and God. Yet, the foundational stories of our faith reveal the importance of another set of relationships—the relationships between God and Creation and between humans and Creation. From the ancient Israelites to the early followers of Christ, caring for the Earth was an important means of offering thanks and praise to God.

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What’s the way forward? UMC bishops consider two models for church unity
In the fall, bishops pray for fellow bishops who are members of the Commission on a Way Forward.
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What’s the way forward? UMC bishops consider two models for church unity

By Jessica Brodie. A plan to keep The United Methodist Church united despite difficult differences over human sexuality will go before the denomination’s bishops this month.
God in the graffiti: A Puerto Rico love story
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God in the graffiti: A Puerto Rico love story

Sometimes spreading the Gospel is sharing our testimony. Sometimes it’s bringing someone to church. Sometimes it’s loving people in His honor. And sometimes, it’s spray-painting His name on concrete planters on the northern coast of Puerto Rico to remind passersby that no matter what else the day, the week or this temporary human life can bring, at the end it’s all about God. A column by Jessica Brodie.

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