The Religious Left enthusiasts at this year’s Easter breakfast don’t directly represent large constituencies within churches. But their causes echo and reinforce America’s cultural divisions.
Recently, some have prominently called for American churches to better attract young adults by pandering to secular liberal values, particularly on sex outside of man-woman marriage. But how well do such efforts actually work, either in achieving their goal of attracting young adults or in maintaining basic Christian faithfulness?
Jonathan Merritt , a blogger and journalist, who I’m told is associated with the progressive wing of Evangelical Christianity, recently published a blog post, MLK[Martin Luther King] would agree with Kirsten Powers on serving same-sex couples.
A key pro-homosexuality strikingly admits “the brute facts” that trying to persuade the majority of United Methodists “won’t work.”
Rev. Chad Holtz offers a sample of the sort of thing he would like to see our United Methodist bishops say in the face of the “biblical disobedience” siege against the denomination.
What do Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, comedian Bob Newhart and former United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer all have in common? If you answered “Christian faith,” that would be partly correct.
The needed, long-term solutions for the UMC surviving and moving beyond its present internal crisis. Part 9 of 9 from UM Action Director John Lomperis’s recent “Rebuilding and Defending United Methodism Today” speech.