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September 1, 2014
Here’s a review by my friend Robert Benne, a distinguished Lutheran theologian and ethicist at Roanoke College: The Morally Divided Body: Ethical Disagreement and the Disunity of the Church Pro Ecclesia Series Editors: Michael…
August 29, 2014
Amidst all struggles, Israel reborn as a modern, thriving Jewish state “is undeniably a miracle of God…”
August 26, 2014
The United Methodist Women have created a midterm election checklist for its members. Unfortunately, like the organization itself, the checklist is biased, outdated, and largely irrelevant.
August 22, 2014
Justice is one of those words that gets thrown around a lot by activists. The word is often attached to whatever cause the activist is promoting. The environmental activists speak of earth justice, the…
August 10, 2014
The president of the United Methodist-affiliated Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary has announced a year-long “conversation” about homosexuality and LGBT rights.
August 1, 2014
Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong used to be a big deal. In the 1980s he appeared on talk shows and wrote provocative books suggesting the Virgin Mary was impregnated by a Roman soldier, or…
July 25, 2014
In Washington D.C. on July 23, 2014, the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) united with Catholic University of America to host a forum tackling the impact of family breakdowns. There…
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 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 1, 2014
Let’s sort out the responses to the Hobby Lobby decision, shall we?
June 26, 2014
Despite what some Evangelicals might think, there is something more important than the outcome of the Hobby Lobby case.