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From the Pastor
On Monday, March 5, Richard Spencer will be speaking on the MSU campus at the livestock pavilion from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Spencer rejects the title of white supremacist for [...]
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Refuge Lansing is a storytelling project celebrating decades of refugee resettlement in mid-Michigan. These are stories about families who have fled violence and persecution in their home countries and are [...]
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Overt expressions of racism are mostly condemned in our society. When such overt expressions occur they are often quickly condemned as appalling or unacceptable. More problematic, though, are covert and [...]
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I am asking that our contemporary service launch team will double in size from twelve members to twenty-four. And I am asking that it happen sooner, rather than later. I [...]
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On November 19, 2017 the members of University United Methodist Church adopted a motion to move from our Administrative Board model for church governance to a single board model for [...]
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I write in my books. I dog-ear the pages, too. Sometimes I go back and read what I underlined, the pages I marked and comments I wrote in the margins. [...]
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Each year the gospel reading for the first Sunday of Advent treats “the little apocalypse.” Mark is our earliest gospel, written during the Roman siege of Jerusalem (66-70 ce). As [...]
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I once visited a church just to see if it was really true. I had been told by some members of my church that a church not too far from [...]
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The United Methodist Church doesn't have 100 years. A seminay professor once remarked that “Change happens very slowly and in the church about a hundred years later.” Change is often [...]
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Policy Governance for churches comes from a model developed by John Carver. His model was developed for non-profit organizations. Policy Governance is not a product of the Vital Church Initiative. [...]
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