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The Rev. Benjamin Pratt

Benjamin Pratt on the James Bond Bible Study: ‘Do you have the courage to open your eyes?’

The Rev. Benjamin Pratt (UMC)


On the 10th anniversary of publishing Benjamin Pratt's book that is best known as The James Bond Bible Study, we are releasing a newly updated Kindle version of the book. If you haven't read Ben Pratt's thought-provoking book about 007 and the world's most dangerous sins, this is a perfect time to visit Amazon and buy the affordable digital edition. As you will learn in Ben's story today, this is a great choice for small-group discussion. Of course, you still can order the original paperback edition.

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The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

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The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon (UMC)

William E. Nicholas, professor emeritus at United Methodist-affiliated Birmingham-Southern College, and an active member of the conference Archives and History Committee, provides a wonderful treatment of Alabama Methodist racial history in his new book Go and Be Reconciled: Alabama Methodists Confront Racial Injustice: 1954-1974. Article

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David Crumm: The Original ‘Outlaw Christian,’ Jacqueline Bussie Leaps from Despair to ‘Love Without Limits’

Based on the success of her first book, What Jacqueline Bussie did not realize is that her 'outlaw' idea was edgy and popular with her evangelical editors—until she revealed the next steps she wanted to take in her spiritual journey. In writing this new book, Bussie simply assumed that her editors would follow her lead in calling for loving relationships with actual 'outsiders'—including Muslim and LGBTQ friends. Article

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David Crumm: Solus Jesus: Emily Swan and Ken Wilson are following Jesus into a world where everyone feels safe

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The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

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Susan Sparks: Flying Without Wind

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

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