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August 23, 2014
In an interview with Ministry Matters, Bishop Ken Carter said that he believes “the conversation about the local option is a step forward.”
August 22, 2014
Every major American church that has taken steps towards liberalization on sexual issues has seen a steep decline in membership.
July 3, 2014
Formal complaints have now been filed against the 36 renegade United Methodist ministers who jointly presided over a publicity-stunt same-sex union ceremony last fall are now facing formal complaints.
June 19, 2014
The 2014 Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly has voted to approve two measures to allow ministers to perform same-sex marriages.
June 18, 2014
Is something rotten in the state of Denmark with regards to same-sex marriage and religious liberty?
June 11, 2014
The Liberian Council of Churches on May 28 issued a statement rejecting homosexuality and same-sex marriage. The Liberian Council of Churches is a collaboration of 19 member churches and denominations and 10 organizations within the West African country.
April 14, 2014
The Greek word for “Symposium” originally meant to gather and drink together. Unfortunately, that is not what we have been doing the past two weeks here at the IRD. We have, however, managed to…
March 3, 2014
Jonathan Merritt’s latest contribution to Christian moral theology is a piece titled Does the Bible prohibit providing services at same sex weddings? Joe Carter provides a devastating response in Since Jesus ate with sinners do I have to eat at the strip club’s buffet? Mr. Carter so thoroughly demolishes Merritt’s and Kiersten Powers’ argument that “Since Jesus [had dinner with/partied with/hung out with] sinners in the places where they congregated, we should do so too” that it would seem the case is closed.
December 20, 2013
In advance of his defrocking Thursday by Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church officials, embattled Pastor Frank Schaefer joined MSNBC host Chris Matthews and retired Episcopal Church Bishop Gene Robinson on Hardball Wednesday night to make his case.
December 18, 2013
The UMC’s official blog reported Monday on yet another gay wedding officiated by a United Methodist minister. But in a shocking first, both members of the same-sex couple are also ordained United Methodist ministers.