August 9, 2019
Bishop-elect Leila Ortiz of the ECLA Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Synod shares her acceptance of the lifestyle of a polyamorous “throuple” she pastors, assuring: “I’m very grounded in my faith.”
August 8, 2019
A group of left-wing Christian officials publish a declaration against “Christian nationalism” asserting a distortion of the Christian faith and constitutional democracy.
August 7, 2019
Among the progressive proposals at the upcoming Lutheran governing assembly are memorials addressing firearms, immigration, and gender identity.
August 2, 2019
Well-known relationship and sexual purity author Joshua Harris, best known for his book “I Kissed Dating Goodbye,” recently announced he is no longer a Christian and is planning to divorce his wife. Guest writer Abri Nelson reacts and suggests where we go from here.
August 1, 2019
Over the past few weeks much has been developing in the Mountain Sky Conference (MSC) of the United Methodist Church (UMC). Their recent annual conference meeting voted to both reject the Traditional Plan and…
July 30, 2019
Recently I participated in a gathering hosted by three United Methodist bishops for dialogue among conservatives, liberals and self-identified centrists. Our topic was the impending division of the United Methodist Church. The day-long conversation…
July 29, 2019
Emory University, a school officially affiliated with the UMC, recently hired the Rev. Gregory W. McGonigle, a Unitarian Universalist, as its new university chaplain and dean of spiritual and religious life. His hiring is another step away from Emory’s Methodist heritage to form a post-Christian, pluralistic, and interfaith environment.
July 26, 2019
Natural law involves thinking seriously about the human good to arrive at a theory of human rights. Princeton Professor Robert George believes that only the “hard road” of assessing the human good to determine human rights is satisfactory.
July 25, 2019
In several liberal annual conferences, there is open talk of leaving the United Methodist denomination. Within the Western Jurisdiction, some officials are going further, discussing taking the entire regional jurisdiction with them.