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March 30, 2015
The fastest-growing large United Methodist congregations are overwhelmingly led by theologically orthodox senior pastors.
March 23, 2015
The divergent responses of liberal United Methodists to controversies in Virginia demonstrates a zeal for harshly punishing evangelical clergy while protecting only clergy within their own narrow faction.
March 19, 2015
For any church to function, it needs to have a certain level of basic doctrinal and moral standards (especially for ordained clergy and others in leadership), some clear policies followed with some degree of…
March 18, 2015
Two Virginia United Methodist clergy receive light punishments for performing same-sex unions, highlighting both the need to reform our accountability structure and the offenders’ lack of courage.
March 10, 2015
The main United Methodist LGBTQ caucus attempts to refute “slippery slope” arguments on gay marriage, but ends up admitting openness to multiple partners, amidst other bizarreness.
January 29, 2015
Exposing the hypocrisies of liberal United Methodist critiques of an evangelical protest against paying denominational apportionments.
January 28, 2015
A large UMC congregations halts paying denominational apportionments, highlighting failures of United Methodist bishops.
January 26, 2015
United Methodist renewal leaders stand united in decrying Talbert resolution, calling for corrective action by bishops, annual conferences, and General Conference.
January 24, 2015
Looking at the challenges facing the United Methodist Council of Bishops through the lens of the biblical metaphor of adultery.
January 22, 2015
The recently announced joke of a “just resolution” for Mel Talbert highlights some glaring hypocrisies of the retired United Methodist bishop.
January 20, 2015
A wonderful pro-life march in Chicago points to the social irrelevancy of liberal United Methodism.