On Oath-breaking, or When Clergy Ignore the 10 Commandments

by (@bjgingerich) November 19, 2013

This seems a harsh charge, but United Methodists are facing a crisis of integrity at this very historic moment. Their clergy are openly and flamboyantly defying the 10 Commandments of God.

Thomas à Becket, We Have Need of Thee

by (@bjgingerich) December 10, 2012

The initial outrage and fallout from the Church of England’s decision to reject women bishops seems to have reached its close. Newspapers on the right and the left shrieked in disdain at such a backwards institution for not toeing the feminist line. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Archbishop-to-be Justin Welby, and orthodox heavyweight N. T. […]

On the Odds of Roman Catholic “Womenpriests”

by (@bjgingerich) October 4, 2012

The Sunday opinion pages of The New York Times certainly didn’t disappoint last weekend. Former IRD intern Julia Polese brought to my attention Judith Levitt’s trumpeting for Roman Catholic women’s ordination. The author paints a foreboding picture of a power-mad Vatican. After all, the RCC leadership threatened immediate excommunication to dissident bishops who ordain female […]