With a broad span of scholarly possibilities, the idea that we can work with God to evolve the Bible’s meanings is a thrilling and could bring solution to United Methodism’s conflicts, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton.
The story of the grateful Samaritan leper in Luke shows that faithful people are often found in situations that others reject, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton.
These days it would seem like we as a church are stuck in dislocation. The Rev. Bill Cotton writes that our foundation is still the solid rock of Christ.
A story from Russian literature illustrates Jesus’ parable about a poor man and a rich man whose hard heart condemned him, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton.
Sept. 22, 2019: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
When facing familiar passages of scripture, what new perspective can one say about a well-known text? asks the Rev. Bill Cotton.
The Rev. Bill Cotton thinks that Paul’s letter to the slave owner Philemon was put into the Christian canon “to let us see how Christian influence can make the difference.”
Amid all today’s trials and tribulations, scripture promises us one sure thing: Jesus the Christ, God’s human incarnation of love, is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton.
These days our church is caught in a great struggle regarding our identity. Can we have enough faith to preserve what is good about Methodism, much as Jeremiah bought farmland to rebuild after Israel’s conquest?
The Rev. Bill Cotton finds that a key passage in Hebrews advocates letting go of the sins that burden us.