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    How do we stay Wesleyan if we don't heed the Notes and Sermons of John Wesley in some way You need to not preach your personal theology but preach the theology of the church United Methodists are not supposed to contradict the church's doctrinal standards, but can "go beyond and expand Wesley believed that the doctrine of the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit was a "fundamental belief" of Christian faith Believing in the "complete divinity" of Christ was also "essential" to Christianity Wesley

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    On June 12, 2016 I attended the Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church. This church is located in Blackfoot. It was a very interesting day to attend, as it was the Pastors last day, she was moving to Iowa to minister at a church there. So the meeting seemed like it veered a little from what they normally did on Sunday. The pastor talked about Paul’s letters regarding his ministry and how he was thankful for the people, their partnership and faith in Christ. Pastor Carolyn went on to liken it

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    gain a full understanding of the United Methodist Church’s practices and doctrines, it is important to compare and contrast the modern tradition of the Methodist Church to Wesley’s original tradition; by considering Wesleyan-influenced worship specifically relating to Methodist preaching, the Methodist sacraments, order of worship, significance and meaning of various baptism ceremonies, open communion, and the nature of the early Methodist worship service. The Methodist tradition and it’s future has

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    The United Methodist Church My home church is United Methodist. I have gone there ever since I was a child because that is where my mother went to church. Through researching this paper I found many interesting things about my church. There are many points and issues I agree with and many I disagree with. Writing this really made me think about my denomination closely and if it’s the right one for me. The United Methodist Church shares a common history and heritage with other Methodist and Wesleyan

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    Catholic Church, Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church. A predominantly Spanish speaking Church with multiple services throughout the week, on Sunday alone they have 9 different mass services. Yet on Sunday March 6th at 10:30 am I attended a Methodist church that’s also under the Christian denomination, The First United Methodist Church of San Fernando which is a few blocks away from my home. During the only morning service available on Sunday, I observed for the first time a non-Catholic church in a sociological

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    Abortion: Where Do We Draw The Line?

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    the most controversial court cases in our country's history was settled in January 1973. In a decision known as Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court legalized abortion in the United States (1). Now, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, abortion practices have become the most frequent surgical operation in the United States. But at what point is abortion just wrong? Only under certain circumstances should abortion practices be legal. Many would argue that abortion is wrong because

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    like the Methodist. Methodism was an evangelical regeneration movement within the Church of England in the early eighteenth century that extended to the American colonies in the 1760s. In both Britain and America, the original members came mostly from the poorest and most marginal social classes. By 1830 the Methodist Episcopal Church had become the largest religious denomination in the United States despite Methodism split into various denominational forms over the years, the Methodist Episcopal

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    offer his new theories to the Christian Church as it struggles to maintain relevance in a modern world dominated by science and by “men of new knowledge, new opportunities, new responsibilities” (2406). He suggests that this dual method of analysis could assist the church in formulating a “new theology that will empower Christians to be at once more modern and more devout” (Smith 2396-97). With the contemporary issue of same-sex marriage, the Christian Church faces a serious confrontation between

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    Catholicism and Comparison of Beliefs The Catholic Church is the world’s largest single religious body, and comprises 23 "particular churches," or Rites, all of which acknowledge a primacy of jurisdiction of the Bishop of Rome and are in full communion with the Holy See and each other. As the oldest continuously operating organization, the Catholic Church has a distinguished history. The Church has also been involved in many of the historical events and movements of the past 2,000 years. The

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    Homosexuality in the UMC

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    Additionally, this encompasses the rocky and sometimes unpredictable relationship between the Methodist Church and the homosexual community, who has used narratives, counter narratives, and testimonies to fight for a voice in the United Methodist Church. This form of activism (or simply doing something) has resulted in a borderlands between both parties and a new understanding in the Methodist Church amongst some people concerning homosexuality. For nearly the entirety of the existence of the Christian

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