Which “Way Forward” Plan is Best for United Methodist GROWTH?

February 11, 2019

Which of the competing plans for the United Methodist Church’s upcoming 2019 General Conference would be most helpful for future church growth?


How Would the “Way Forward” Plans Impact Future United Methodist Conflicts?

February 8, 2019

How would the competing “Way Forward” plans help or worsen the UMC’s internal conflicts over sexual morality?


Which GC2019 Plan Brings More “Unity in Diversity” Part 3: GLOBAL and ETHNIC Diversity

February 8, 2019

How would the competing “Way Forward” plans impact the United Methodist Church’s ethnic and global diversity?

God damn America

God D-mn America?

February 8, 2019

It was big news in 2008 when sermon videos emerged from former Obama pastor Jeremiah Wright, in which the Chicago preacher intoned: “Not God bless America, but God damn America!” Shocking then, but damning America has since become more religiously conventional.

Kendall Harmon

Kendall Harmon Warns of “Cancerous Theology” and “Sick Culture”

February 7, 2019

Churches and the west are embracing a pagan anthropology, and the church needs to own its failure to be “salt and light” in a sick culture, according to a leading intellectual figure in the Anglican realignment.

Equality Act

The Equality Act and the Destruction of Sex and Freedom: Part 2

February 7, 2019

The self-defined sexuality demanded by transgenderism will effectively mean the end of the natural sexual categories of male and female. Thus all of the protections the law affords women will be wiped out.

Equality Act

The Equality Act and the Destruction of Sex and Freedom: Part 1

February 6, 2019

That the entire American establishment, including professional organizations and news sources (other than committedly conservative ones) could be promoting such irrationality seems incredible, but it is the hard reality that anyone concerned with the wellbeing of young people and the future of the country must face.

Scripture

Does Difference on Scripture Matter?

February 5, 2019

United Theological Seminary recently hosted a debate on the authority of Scripture between representatives of two wings of United Methodism.


Response to Bishop Lawrence McCleskey on Ordination and Connectionalism in the One Church Plan

February 4, 2019

Joe Kilpatrick responds to an article by retired United Methodist Bishop Lawrence McCleskey defending the “One Church Plan.” He believes that Bishop McCleskey’s flawed understandings seriously threaten our union by deviating badly from the UMC’s Wesleyan history, policy, and doctrine.


Do “Twelve Lies” Hold America Captive?

February 4, 2019

If you believe that whites are racist, America is evil, and those two ideas are related, then Jonathan Walton’s 2019 book demonstrates you are not alone. Walton’s thesis is that “the United States and the kingdom of God are antithetical to one another.” For Walton, the U.S. is coextensive with something he calls “white American folk religion,” or WAFR for short


Which GC2019 Plan Brings More “Unity in Diversity” Part 2: OPINION

February 1, 2019

Which of the main GC2019 plans is really more tolerant of diversity of opinion?


Mark Charles Denounces Lincoln, Christian Europe for Crimes against Native Americans

January 31, 2019

Americans laud Abraham Lincoln as their greatest president “because they do not know their own history,” said Native American activist Mark Charles, but he made no mention of Lincoln’s accomplishments.