Hymnsite provides many of the hymns included in the United Methodist Hymnal in MIDI format
Cokebury Bookstore of the United Methodist Church
UMC.org, the official online ministry of The United Methodist Church, provides the following reviews on an ongoing basis. Check back at the suggested frequency to learn of updates
Twice-a-month critical reviews of three recently released albums of various genres. Music Reviews is unique because it pays special attention to the spiritual elements of each compilation.
Once-a-month critical review of a recently released book of fiction or non-fiction. Book Reviews is unique because it pays special attention to the spiritual and human condition elements of the narrative.
UMC.org feels a responsibility to only highlight books that we believe are worth your time to read, and spend your money on. The intent of Book Reviews is not simply to promote the book, but to encourage small group interaction and discussion. Along with each review comes a list of study questions and activities, providing a basis for further examination.
Twice-a-month reviews of a current film in wide release. Films are viewed through a spiritual lens, as opposed to focusing on the art form itself, they are assessed for their spiritual and social elements.
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Biblegateway provides the capability of reading the scriptures online in numerous languages, including Arabic, Chinese, German, Hungarian and others. Different English translations are also available from King James and New King James to The Message and the Contemporary English Version.
Many of you will find it easier to start a habit of daily time with God and the Bible if it comes to you on your computer. Here’s another easy way for you to get started:
Go to this link: http://www.americanbible.org. The American Bible Society publishes the “Blue” Bibles we have in the pews. Once there, look on the right side to download “daily Bible readings.” Once you click on that you will see a box to type in your e-mail address. Click “submit,” and you will have a Bible reading, background information to help understand it, and a prayer to send you off into each day.
Adult class study on Christianity & the New Age Movement
- Christian Answers for the New Age The views of a former astrologer converted to Christianity.
- New Age Movement from Contender Ministries
- The New Age Movement; A report for the Faith and Order Committee of the Methodist Church in England.
- New Age Spirituality
- New Age Transformed; part of Religious Movements page at the University of Virginia
- What’s the appeal of the New Age Movement