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We Asked… You Said…

Reader responses to questions posed by the Interpreter  editorial staff.

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WAYS: How did you develop a relationship with someone of a different ethnic group or nationality?

Interpreter readers share their learning when first meeting someone of a different racial or ethnic group or nationality. Read More

WAYS: Why are you a United Methodist?

Interpreter readers tell why they choose to be United Methodists. Read More

WAYS: What is your prayer as the New Year 2017 begins?

United Methodists are lifting prayers for their church, their country and its leaders, peace, justice and more as the New Year begins. Read More

WAYS: How does your faith help you get through times of change?

Several weeks prior to finishing each issue of Interpreter, we send a question to all readers for whom we have email addresses, asking them to respond with a short answer.... Read More

WAYS: What does it mean to live a generous life, to follow a generous lifestyle?

Several weeks prior to finishing each issue of Interpreter, we send a question to all readers for whom we have email addresses, asking them to respond with a short answer... Read More

WAYS- Festival of God’s Creation

Our question this issue relates to the Festival of God's Creation, a time on The Official United Methodist Program Calendar to celebrate God's gift of creation and to commit to... Read More

WAYS: What is your hope for The United Methodist Church in 2016?

Several weeks prior to finishing each issue of Interpreter, we send a question to all readers for whom we have email addresses, asking them to respond with a short answer... Read More

Thanksgiving

WAYS: For what are you most thankful?

Interpreter readers from across the United States and around the world tell for what they are most thankful. Read More

WAYS: How do you define “evangelism”?

We asked Interpreter readers how they define evangelism. As you might imagine, that’s not a one-size-fits-all answer. Read More

WAYS: How did your church help you in time of personal crisis?

Whether the care comes through praying with or for people, delivering meals, providing a supportive group of listeners or offering space for a band to practice, it is valued by... Read More

WAYS: What our congregation does right for young people

Churches across the United Methodist connection share different ways they are in ministry with youth and young adults. Add yours in the "Comments" section at the end. Read More

WAYS: Guidance for life from the Old Testament

United Methodists are a diverse group -- and so are the Scriptures that guide their lives. Readers of Interpreter magazine chose these from the Old Testament. Read More

WAYS: Guidance for life from the New Testament

In February 2015, close to 200 Interpreter readers responded to the question “What Scripture guides your life – and why?” Three identified the entire Bible as their source of guidance. Read More

WAYS: What does it mean for United Methodists to be ‘united?’

What does it mean for United Methodists to be "united?" Read the responses and add yours in comments. Read More

“We asked, ...; you said ...”

Several weeks prior to finishing each issue of Interpreter, we send a question to all readers for whom we have email addresses, asking them to respond with a short answer... Read More

Baptized for ministry

We asked: What does it mean to you to hear that as a baptized Christian, you are called to ministry? You said ... Read More

What is a faithful community?

"If you described your local church as a 'faithful community,' what would you be saying about the congregation of which you are a part?" Read More

What do you enjoy about getting older?

"What are you looking forward to or enjoying about getting older? Why?" Read More

How did your faith sustain you?

"During what difficult time did you most need to lean on your faith? How did it sustain you?" Read More

How does spiritual support help deal with difficult issues?

With what kinds of personal issues are United Methodists dealing that might benefit from spiritual support? Read More