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A Train Ride To Clarity

It turns out we can recognize heroes when we see them; heroism is, in fact, sometimes unambiguously clear. There really are those who rise up while others cower or are themselves unable to resist; there really are those who say “No!” to the wolves and who back their protest with strength of arms.

Rev. Sara Thompson Tweedy, a married lesbian United Methodist elder who had charges against her dropped last week. (Photo courtesy of MIND)

Methodist Protest Caucuses: “We Are Coming For the Institution”

Katy Kiser reports on the militant message of the LBGTQ “Gather at the River” activists for the United Methodist Church.

Synod on the Family

Prospects and Perils for the Synod on the Family

A church which is liberalized in its response to the world will not advance or defend the Christian virtue of holiness, a key point of conflict between traditional Christianity and liberalism; really the key doctrine of God which is in dispute. It is also the key doctrine involved in the conflict in the western world over religious liberty.

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Death of Methodist Friend (David Stanley 1928-2015)

IRD board member David Stanley died yesterday, age 86, just a few weeks after his dear wife of 67 years, Jeanie.  He was a marvelous man in every way: generous, smart, patient, kind, meticulous,…

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