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Articles by lay and clergy members of the Annual Conference representing the specific viewpoints of the author and not necessarily the position of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference.

The Church Needs More Innovative Pastors like MTV Needs More Twerking*

By Patrick Scriven, Director of Communications and Young People's Ministries The next time I hear a pastor argue that what the church really needs is...

Puyallup UMC’s Blessing Box!

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Kheira B., a young person at Puyallup UMC, helped bring her vision of helping those in need with a Blessing Box - a take-what-you-need...

What does “A Statement of Gospel Obedience” mean for the church?

United Methodist Bishop Melvin G. Talbert, retired, speaks during the Memorial Communion at the 2012 Western Jurisdictional Conference in San Diego, California.  By Patrick Scriven |...

Fascinating Find Sheds New Light on John Wesley

Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK | UM Newswire A team of scholars steeped in early Methodism, a movement started by the Anglican preacher John Wesley, announced today the discovery...

Commentary: Would The United Methodist Church Accept NBA Star Jason Collins?

Photo by Kwaku Alston/For Sports Illustrated. Click here for the original article. There were two big stories in the sporting world today. The first story...

Passed: A Statement of Gospel Obedience

Bishop Robert Hoshibata (right) presiding over the final plenary session of the 2012 Western Jurisdictional Conference. Photo by Patrick Scriven. The following petition was passed...

An Open Letter to My Clergy Friends

Dear Clergy friends, We need you to lead. Most of us good people in the pews know that leadership is a difficult task. Many of us...

Commentary: I ♥ the 1st Amendment

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By the Rev. Ann Adkinson* I voted to approve Referendum 74. There are lots of reasons to do so. This is one I like to...

The Church of the Resurrection and the Eschatology of Despair

By Patrick Scriven, Director of Communications & Young People’s Ministries News of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection's $90 million plan to overhaul their...

Eastern Washington Wildfires

By the Rev. Stanley J. Norman "This is a very active and fluid situation," fire spokesman Chuck Turey said. Mr. Turey is a master of...

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