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Methodist Event Shows Radical LGBT Threat to Christianity

October 23, 2014

“God has already settled this matter” in favor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) behavior, Reverend Matthew Barryman surprisingly judged at an October 17 event in Washington, DC’s Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church…

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It’s Not Gay: Examining Liberation from Lifestyle Bondage

October 19, 2014

Feelings of “being used,” suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, and other disorders mark the lives of many suffering with gender confusion. The solution is a life grounded in Christ’s love.

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Faith under Fire: Panels Highlight Military Religious Freedom Threats

October 11, 2014

“Religious liberty in the military is really a topsy-turvy world right now,” United States Marine veteran and Liberty Institute (LI) lawyer Michael Berry stated at a September 26 Value Voters Summit (VVS) press briefing….

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Another Year of Decline for U.S. United Methodists

September 24, 2014

As in previous years, the U.S. conferences of the United Methodist Church saw large declines in membership and attendance in 2013.

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40 Years Ago: Communist Coup Deposed Ethiopia’s Last Emperor

September 22, 2014

Emperor Haile Selassie was crowned Emperor upon the death of his predecessor and cousin Empress Zewditu I in 1930, receiving the title “His Imperial Majesty the Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Haile Selassie I, Elect of God, Emperor of Ethiopia and King of Kings”.

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Yale Episcopal Chaplain Resigns After Anti-Jewish Comments

September 12, 2014

The chaplain of the Episcopal Church at Yale has resigned from his post this week after his allegedly anti-Semitic letter to the editor of the New York Times sparked controversy.

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United Methodism’s Insoluble Division

September 5, 2014

Recently United Methodist Bishop Scott Jones helpfully compiled a list of the various proposals aimed at solving our denomination’s more than 40 year debate over sexual ethics. What is striking is the implausibility of…

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Churches, Division & Sex

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…

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Irrefutable: Israel’s Case for Legitimacy

August 29, 2014

Amidst all struggles, Israel reborn as a modern, thriving Jewish state “is undeniably a miracle of God…”

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United Methodist Women Release Election Checklist

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.

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Justice for Palestine

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…

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Garrett-Evangelical Goes Gay?

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.