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C. S. Lewis, Author of Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity Birthed 75 Years Ago

February 7, 2016

Mere Christianity, the seminal work in Christian literature by C.S. Lewis, can trace its history back to February 7, 1941.

Christians in the Developing World

Why Are Churches in the Developing World So Vibrant?

January 22, 2016

Churches in the developing world remain some of the most dynamic in Christendom. What are these churches doing that Western churches aren’t?

Why United Methodists Baptize Babies

Why United Methodists Baptize Babies

December 23, 2015

Remarks made by UM Action Director John Lomperis at the baptism of his newborn son.

Law God

Jesus Didn’t Abolish the Law

August 18, 2015

Patheos blogger Benjamin Corey takes on the the oldest issue in the faith, claiming that the Christian does not have to obey ANY PART of the Mosaic Law. What insights has he found that others have missed?

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Talbot Davis: Reuniting Christology and Sexology

July 10, 2015

United Methodist pastor and author Talbot Davis explores if it is intellectually and biblically sustainable to maintain a “high Christology” and progressive sexual ethics.

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The Real Problem with Our DNA

June 27, 2015

Recently President Obama stated that “The legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination is in almost every institution of our lives, you know; that casts a long shadow, and that’s still part of Americans’ DNA…

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Union Theological Seminary Rips RFRA Laws

June 16, 2015

Union Theological Seminary bowed the knee to leftism. How has this affected its views of sexuality and religious freedom?

Nuclear

Catholic Panel Goes Nuclear on Deterrence

June 8, 2015

Disarmament Catholics try to make the case that nuclear weapons are an intrinsic evil that must be eliminated. But are the weapons themselves evil or is man’s sinful heart to blame?

Duccio - The Temptation on the Mount
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The Call of Conscience

May 20, 2015

In a recent article, I noted UMC Bishop Mel Talbert’s appeal to conscience as a justification for violating the rules of the UMC Book of Discipline which he had agreed to live by. This…

Rev. Henry-Crowe delivering her General Secretary's address at this meeting (Photo credit: IRD)

The Left Wing of the Democratic Party at “Mother Earth” Prayer?

May 12, 2015

The spiritual foundation for the UMC lobby office’s work includes misquoting Scripture in some places, directly opposing it elsewhere, and bizarre “Mother Earth” prayer.

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What to Do about Moralistic Therapeutic Deism?

May 5, 2015

In an earlier article I wrote about “moralistic therapeutic deism,” as described by Notre Dame sociologist Christian Smith and Princeton Seminary professor Kenda Dean. The focus was on diagnosing the problem: What is this…