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TED Talks in United Methodist Life

TED Talks in United Methodist Life

TED Talks — the acronym stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design — have found their way into United Methodist life. The talks influence preachers and are shown in a variety of church settings to spark discussion.
 
The talks are video-recorded in front of live audiences and shared worldwide through the Internet. They’re typically brief (about 18 minutes), anecdotal and focused on a single idea about which the speaker feels passionately.

Sculpture a “Salute” to Veterans

Sculpture a “Salute” to Veterans

“The OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA will allow us to reach more families and better serve Pike Township,” said Eric Ellsworth, CEO & President YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. “Having a clinic on site will allow us to serve veterans as well. The diversity in the area will be reflected in this new center, and we can’t wait to see all of the great programs in action!”
 

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Composing A Life

Life as an improvisational art, at every age. This idea animates the wise linguist and anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson, whose book Composing a Life has touched many. Since her childhood... read more >

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Voices on Silence From Fuller Studio

“In solitude and silence people become aware of what is actually occurring in their hearts—without incessant external stimuli, they discover who they are.” + L. Paul Jensen (PhD ’07), an adjunct... read more >

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Jesus is Woke; We Should be Too, An On Scripture Feature

by Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis (Revelation 21:1-6). Jesus is Woke; We Should be Too, An On Scripture Feature a reflection by Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis with a focus on Matthew 15:10-28 (Aug 20, 2017) On Scripture 

By bike, I’m learning to resist my temptation and ...

By bike, I’m learning to resist my temptation and ...

In her new book, “Holy Spokes: The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels,” the executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches writes about how bike riding transformed her relationship with her adopted city of Boston. [Read except on Faith & Leadership]

Five ways faith can reduce bullying and empower victims

Five ways faith can reduce bullying and empower victims

"Developing moral consciences: A separate international study of high school students found that moral disengagement, including vilifying the victim and absolving oneself of personal responsibility, was the most powerful risk factor for going online to repeatedly attack others."

Developing a moral conscience is just one of the things congregations can do to support young people in the community. [Read more on the ARDA website].

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