Joyce Rupp

Easter Sunday Doesn’t Have to be Perfect, Remember the “Little Easters” of Everyday Life

April 20, 2019

In a week meant to be about hope, fulfillment, and joy because of Christ’s defeat of death, Katy Vanderkwaak reminds of “small trials” and “little easters” that remind us of the presence of the Lord in daily life.


Useless Atonement or Reckless Love?

April 19, 2019

Well, I would agree with Williams that we don’t need folks hanging on crosses. But we do need the Son of God, the Sacrifice Lamb, hanging on a cross. Because if Jesus didn’t die, He couldn’t be raised up to life again. He couldn’t be what Paul called “the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.”

Significance of burial

Christian Burial, Easter Resurrection and the Image of God

April 19, 2019

As Christians on Good Friday consider the entombment of Christ, we can consider the care shown to the Lord’s body and what it represents at our own natural death.


“Uniting Methodists” Leader Misrepresents Traditional Plan, Calls for Splitting United Methodist Church

April 18, 2019

Pastor James Howell of the Uniting Methodists caucus puts out a misleading video about the United Methodist Traditional Plan. IRD’s Dan Moran identifies and rebuts a flurry of misrepresentations, errors, and mischaracterizations.

MOPs, Methodists, and Kids Who Ask About Sexuality

MOPs, Methodists, and Kids Who Ask about Sexuality

April 17, 2019

My daughter is only a toddler and already my husband and I are navigating how to equip her with historic Christian teaching in a broken society aiming to reframe one of her most basic foundations—the family unit.

United Methodist Agency

United Methodist Agency Responses to General Conference 2019

April 17, 2019

Passage of the Traditional Plan was a landmark moment, but United Methodist agency stated goals to carry out programs adopted by General Conference are not being upheld.


Notre Dame & Christendom

April 16, 2019

One of Christendom’s greatest and oldest sanctuaries has suffered great damage but largely survived. According to whom you read, its devastation is a metaphor for European Christianity’s collapse or for its rebirth through fire….

obedient to God

Obedience – a Watchword for the Future

April 15, 2019

Whether or not a Christian individual or organization is obedient to God’s command to be separate from sin will determine the vitality of Christian life. Those who don’t compromise will be penalized … [but those] who are obedient to God’s will expressed in Scripture will be the vital and authentic Christianity in the nation.


Christianity, Artificial Intelligence & National Security

April 13, 2019

(The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission organized an “Evangelical Statement of Principles on Artificial Intelligence,” which I was honored to sign. My comments below were partly shared at a panel unveiling the…

Austin Adkinson

United Methodist Queer Clergy: Gospel Can Affirm Polyamory

April 12, 2019

In a wide-ranging interview covering the practices of “open relationships”, “non-monogamy”, and “alternative love”, United Methodist Pastor Austin Adkinson makes a case for Gospel affirmation of polyamorous relationships, arguing that traditionalists “don’t even know the range of things that they should be trying to prohibit.”

Omar al-Bashir

Bashir Skips Town in Sudan, Will Islamist Regime Follow?

April 11, 2019

A popular uprising has forced Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir from power following months of protests against the Islamist regime.


What About Sudan?

April 11, 2019

The Islamists have hijacked the revolution. BUT the real opposition, the marginalized people, say that they will keep going and that Auf Must Go!