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Sticky ideas

By Todd Outcalt A genre of publishing that has exploded in the past five years. Among the more recent bestsellers are two titles by Malcolm Gladwell: The Tipping Point and Blink. Both of these books deal with the little things that can make a big difference in a business, a product or a ...

Sudan divestment bill resurrected by Senate to help Darfur

INDIANAPOLIS - The Sudan divestment bill gained a surprising resurrection April 2 on the floor of the State Senate. During the session, Sen. Greg Walker of Columbus introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 74, a compromise on the divestment of state pension funds from investing in Sudan. He...

UM Communication offers new www.umc.org/nets Web site

Nothing But Nets is creating a buzz. It's captivating United Methodists as a way to be involved with saving lives. Thousands of people have bought insecticide-treated bed nets at $10 a shot. "The reaction to Rick Reilly's 815 words made clear that thousands of people were ready to help the...

UMC remains third largest denomination

NEW YORK (UM Newscope) - The United Methodist Church ranked third in membership in the 75th edition of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches, recently published by the National Council of Churches and Abingdon Press. The 2007 edition reports on a record 224 national church bodies ...

World Methodist Evangelism Institute to feature development of missionary congregations

The 8th International Evangelism Seminar sponsored by the World Methodist Evangelism Institute is scheduled for June 19-27 at the Simpsonwood Conference and Retreat Center in Atlanta. Its theme is "That the World May Know Jesus Christ: Developing Missionary Congregations in the ...

You are never too young


Yes, I'm a dreamer, but can you imagine with me?

By Mac Hamon While the theology of John Lennon's song Imagine is something with which I struggle, he thinks outside the box, and says he is not the only one. Contrary to Lennon's lyrics, I want to imagine that religion can be a source of hope, peace, and reconciliation. I may be naive, but...

Bishop Coyner names Campaign Committee

The 2015 Session of the Indiana Conference unanimously approved a proposal from the Camping Board, the Feasibility Study Task Force, and the Council on Finance and Administration (CFA) to launch a $6 million campaign to build a new Discipleship Center at Epworth Forest, along with ...

Elections and Plenary Session: Wednesday, June 13

UPDATE: A complete list of the election results for Wednesday, June 13 are located at the bottom of this page.  Frontrunners emerge during balloting, delegates make several key decisions   By Christa Meland, Minnesota Conference   PEORIA, Illinois—Two ballots down, but no election yet.   ...

Not the typical candidate

Sharon Washington
On May 13, I was driving from Indianapolis when I noticed a billboard on I-65, just south of the Columbus exit. It featured the face of a hopeful, young African American woman and words so large they only took seconds to read, “The best candidate is not always the typical candidate.” I was...

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