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Protest sign reads "Asbury United Methodist Church, Charlottesville, VA" and "Jesus was a refugee"

United Methodists express their opposition to the rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo by Richard Lord, UMNS

Phil Woodson: Who is Jesus?

Hundreds of people, like Peter, left the safety of the ship and threw themselves into the jaws of death to counter a rally of neo-Nazis and white supremacists, writes a pastor at First United Methodist Church Charlottesville.

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Kara K. Root: The true wisdom

Underneath and behind and inside everything is a deeper wisdom and reality, the heartbeat that keeps the whole world alive: We belong to God; we belong to each other. Let it pulse through you. Let it bring you back to life, says a Minnesota pastor in this sermon.

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Ken Shigematsu: God is at work

We work hard, but we also sleep, because God gives to us, his beloved, while we sleep; we invest, but we also rest, because God is at work while we rest, says the senior pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver, British Columbia, in this sermon.