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What Seth Rogen Can Teach the United Methodist Church about Social Justice and Human Rights

February 19, 2015

What I wish leaders of my denomination would learn from Seth Rogen’s moral vision.

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Large UMC Congregation Halts Paying Apportionments: Liberal Hypocrisy (Part 2)

January 29, 2015

Exposing the hypocrisies of liberal United Methodist critiques of an evangelical protest against paying denominational apportionments.

Our bishops responded in a very weak and enabling way to protesters' bullying takeover of the last General Conference (Photo credit: UMNS / John Goodwin)

Large UMC Congregation Halts Paying Apportionments: Our Bishops’ Failures (Part 1)

January 28, 2015

A large UMC congregations halts paying denominational apportionments, highlighting failures of United Methodist bishops.

From Left to Right: Tooley, Lomperis, Renfroe, and Miller.

Renewal and Reform Coalition Decries Talbert Resolution as “Inadequate, Unfitting, and Improper”

January 26, 2015

United Methodist renewal leaders stand united in decrying Talbert resolution, calling for corrective action by bishops, annual conferences, and General Conference.

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United Methodist Bishops and Adultery

January 24, 2015

Looking at the challenges facing the United Methodist Council of Bishops through the lens of the biblical metaphor of adultery.

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HYPOCRISY ALERT: Talbert Defends Money over Faithfulness, Wants Complaints vs. Others but Not Self

January 22, 2015

The recently announced joke of a “just resolution” for Mel Talbert highlights some glaring hypocrisies of the retired United Methodist bishop.

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Of Pro-Life Marching and the Social Irrelevance of Liberal United Methodism

January 20, 2015

A wonderful pro-life march in Chicago points to the social irrelevancy of liberal United Methodism.

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Keith McIlwain: The Bounds of Christianity

January 19, 2015

Rev. Keith McIlwain raises a more fundamental question in the United Methodist Church’s sexuality debates, in light of how other groups like Mormons, Unitarian Universalists and Jehovah’s Witnesses have left historic Christianity entirely to form “new Christianity-like religions.”

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Diana Dewitt: Personal Reflections on Bishop Rueben Job and the E.U.B. Church

January 13, 2015

Rev. Dr. Diana DeWitt reflects on the spiritual legacy of the recently departed Bishop Rueben Job, as well as of the Evangelical United Brethren (EUB) denomination.

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The Wonderful, Burdensome Message of Christmas

December 23, 2014

The message of Christmas is actually very burdensome for those who would be Christ’s true followers. And this is wonderful.

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Where Did New UMC Ministers Go to Seminary?

December 19, 2014

A breakdown of where recently ordained United Methodist ministers went to seminary

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Talbot Davis: A Successfully Established Spanish-Language Service

December 12, 2014

An evangelical United Methodist pastor in North Carolina looks back on his large congregation’s establishing a growing Latino worship community two years ago.