Finding Our Bearings as Christians in a Post-Christian World

April 22, 2017

Archbishop Chaput’s book is a comprehensive assessment of the crisis in America’s liberal order. It treats and analyzes the value of the American liberal order, in which there is a “crisis of reason.” It is not hard to see that the crisis of reason, as well as faith, in the dictum of postmodernism and the Supreme Court, that we are entitled to make our own realities … The real challenge … is whether we believe the gospel of Jesus Christ in its fullness.

UMC Judicial Council

A Preview of the UMC Judicial Council’s April 2017 Cases

April 20, 2017

John Lomperis offers an overview of the cases on which the UMC Judicial Council will rule next week. Five of the cases are directly related to sexual morality controversies.

Lefty Sojo Ignores Jesus in Easter Email

Lefty Sojo Ignores Jesus in Easter Email

April 19, 2017

Progressive Sojourners claims “to seek the truth as informed by our biblical roots.” But clear biblical truth was absent from Sojo’s email on Easter Sunday.

Human Rights Trump

How Will Christians Engage Human Rights in Trump Era?

April 19, 2017

How ought the character of U.S. foreign policy in the new administration focus on matters of international religious freedom, the rights and security of religious minorities, and the plight of refugees singled out for persecution?


Lynchings, WWI & the Church

April 17, 2017

The Last Lynching in Northern Virginia by journalist Jim Hall recounts events surrounding the 1932 hanging of Shedrick Thompson near Warrenton, Virginia.

Ulysses Grant

Ulysses Grant: Methodist Defender of Civil Rights

April 14, 2017

Ron White’s new biography of General and President Ulysses Grant has importantly highlighted Methodism’s lifelong influence on Grant.


Fake News, Media Bias, and the Church

April 13, 2017

How can Christians be a part of the solution in combating fake news or media bias?

Karen Oliveto Boston University

Karen Oliveto Calls for Empathy

April 10, 2017

Greater empathy is needed in the church and the nation, according to a woman facing a challenge to her election as a United Methodist bishop over her same-sex civil marriage.

The Twisted Gospel

The Twisted Gospel

April 10, 2017

The following are Chelsen Vicari’s remarks prepared for her address to the Regent University School of Government on April 6, 2017.

Karen Oliveto Judicial Council

Oliveto Weighs in on Upcoming Judicial Council Meeting

April 6, 2017

“I don’t know about you, but I find myself holding my breath in this time of uncertainty,” Karen Oliveto shares as a Judicial Council hearing draws near that could affect her episcopacy.

Whither the Religious Left?

Whither the Religious Left?

April 6, 2017

The Religious Left, by insisting the divine kingdom can be achieved politically, superceding religious communities, ultimately loses its faith identity.

Duke Chapel

Duke’s Increasingly Tenuous Methodist Faith

April 4, 2017

Duke University Chapel program panelists make clear that “faith” is still a part of Duke, but that faith does not profess a traditional Christian witness consistent with the university’s roots in Methodism.