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The Rev. William E. Olewiler


United Methodist church structure and doctrine. Science and religion. Christian Education and the Sunday School. Religion and race. Women in the church. United Methodist pastor for 22 years. Member, commissions on Religion and Race and Status and Role of Women. Masters in Divinity and Religious Education.

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Ordained deacon and elder, United Methodist Church. District and conference leadership.


Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, George Washington University, Washington DC Master of Arts, Political Science, Brown University, Providence RI Master of Arts, Teaching Secondary Social Studies, Teachers College/Columbia University, New York NY Master of Divinity, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington DC Doctor of Ministry, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington DC

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2016-08-13 Galations 1:11-24:

Dear Terersa:    Galatians is written in Greek, the language used by Paul. Paul's words that were translated as "isn't human" are "ouk kata anthropon," not according to human beings. We see that word "anthropon"

2016-07-07 Lay Leaders:

Dear Susan:         The Lay Leader of each church is nominated by the Committee on Nominations and Leadership and elected by the Charge Conference. The Lay Leader is a professing member of the church involved

2016-07-01 breathed into us:

Dear Kirk:        I think that you understand the passage well. God is the source of life, not just for people but for all living beings. God gives us life from God in breathing life into us. We are receiving

2015-08-31 Communion:

Dear John:         Greetings from Jacksonville, FL, where we had 1 1/2 inches of rain in an hour and a half yesterday. Hope your area is not flooded!         The basic answer to all of your procedural

2015-08-02 umc communion:

Dear Arline:         Our United Methodist denomination recognizes the full service of the Lord's Supper, as it appears in the Hymnal, as the official way to join in Holy Communion. There is no "moment"


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