Practical, systematic strategies for how United Methodist congregations can combat the famine of biblical illiteracy plaguing the United Methodist Church. Part 2 of 9 from UM Action Director John Lomperis’s recent “Rebuilding and Defending United Methodism Today” speech.
Djallo looked at the two books placed on the table before him. The Quran he had been taught since he was a boy. The Bible he had just begun to know. The Bible had been given to him by a missionary in Guinea. He had taken it so that he could highlight all the mistakes […]
The United Church of Christ has an advice column on its official website. This week a reader is caught between embracing polyamory and stifling his partners lust with old fashioned monogamy. It is hard to pick the best bit of wisdom offered by Theo. Perhaps it is, “Whenever I don’t know what to do, I […]
The following remarks were delivered by UMAction Director John Lomperis on June 15 at the annual lunch of Cal-Pac Renewal, the evangelical renewal caucus within the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church. Emphasis on the Bible as our final authority on all matters of doctrine and morals. In the words of Article IV of […]
by Caleb Nelson Rene Girard pretends to be a mere literary critic who dabbles in anthropology. Actually, he is a full-blown theologian with a central dogma of non-violence. Despite the Biblical coloring Girard gives his doctrines, they are blacker than hell, for they proclaim a different gospel. In attacking violence, Rene Girard has attacked the […]
Much has been written recently about the potential drift of Millennial Christians (those between ages 18-30) out of the church and into a vague, rootless spirituality – or out of faith entirely. Although it is tempting to generalize and make sweeping statements about the millions who make up a generation, there is a danger in […]
(Photo Credit: FaithVillage.com) Rachel Held Evans, the evangelical (perhaps “post-evangelical”) blogger and author has been hitting media outlets promoting her book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband “Master.” This week she appeared on NBC’s Today show and next week she will […]
The progressively evangelical Sojourners has done it again: they have provided an “edgy” take on a theological issue. On the God’s Politics blog, Christian Piatt mused on Jesus Christ and His miracles. Namely, the Sojo writer asserts that we make too big a deal about them. He clarified that “amazing feats, whether or not they […]