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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.
June 19, 2014
The danger of religious extremism in sub-Saharan Africa not only stems from radical beliefs but also from a fundamental misunderstanding of the secular state.
June 7, 2014
A new arena in which religious freedom is attacked, involving both legal prohibitions and violence, may well have opened up in India with the overwhelming election of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its leader, Narendra Modi, as Prime Minister.
June 5, 2014
Putin’s oppression must be stopped.