July 27, 2014
Christians best advocate for human love and dignity by demonstrating it among themselves, especially by speaking when any part of the Body of Christ suffers for the faith.
July 25, 2014
A British member of Parliament, from the Conservative Party, is creating a stir by advocating the utility of astrology, especially relating to national health care. He recently told the House of Commons: “I am…
July 23, 2014
Last week I blogged against United Methodist schism. In response, some have asked what scenarios I envision for United Methodism’s future. Here are some possibilities, starting with what I think is the least likely…
July 21, 2014
Religious groups will not receive an exemption from an executive order signed this morning by President Barack Obama banning “discrimination” based on sexual orientation or “gender identity” by federal contractors.
July 17, 2014
The stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Gradye Parsons, has released a verbose statement demanding an end to the “violence” between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. For emphasis, he even lists ALL the…
July 16, 2014
Some evangelical United Methodist friends have suggested our denomination possibly enact a formal division between conservatives and liberals. They understandably want a relatively amicable conclusion to the over 40 year denominational battle over sexuality….
July 14, 2014
United Methodist bishops rarely speak outside the language of American hyper individualism and “rights.” In one typical example, a bishop, while acknowledging United Methodism’s policy that marriage is man and woman, still urged congregations…
July 11, 2014
Wesleyan and Anabaptist perfectionisms are the emerging dominant forms of Christian social witness in America, according to this fascinating piece in First Things by Dale Coulter of Regent University. He’s certainly right about their…
July 4, 2014
Despite the many blessings on our own land, Christians in America are understandably in a funk and sometimes ambivalent about their civic responsibilities.
July 1, 2014
Kudos to the churches and other religious groups that, believing religious liberty and conscience are sacrosanct, oppose the Obamacare HHS mandate compelling religious employers to subsidize contraceptives and abortifacients. More battles are ahead. But…