What is the true authority of scripture, its lists of rules or its witness to God’s heart for reconciliation? asks Cynthia B. Astle.
We face a direct existential threat from climate change this Advent, and our seasonal reflections must turn us toward radical action to stop it, writes Cynthia B. Astle.
After a breakdown in negotiations, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño announced that a lawsuit has been filed by the California-Nevada Annual Conference against Glide Memorial UMC to reclaim its downtown San Francisco property.
Sharing with NASA’s Martian lander the name of this online journal gives Cynthia B. Astle an opportunity to ponder the importance of their similar missions: to find “new things” of both science and God.
October wasn’t all pipe bombs and horrific shootings. There were also moments of grace.
In the wake of the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue, Cynthia B. Astle reflects on the many ways her life has entwined with Jewish friends.
Observe the differences between the ways that two prophetic pastors were treated when speaking truth to power, and you’ll understand what’s happening with race in America, writes Cynthia B. Astle.
Dr. Dale McConkey applies principles of sociology research and John Wesley’s theological method to The United Methodist Church’s division over homosexuality in a new book with a fact-based focus.
Pisgah United Methodist Church is preparing to serve its Florence, S. C., community in the wake of one of the nation’s worst police shootings that took place barely a mile from the church campus.
Institutional power structures in society and in church, in which women who speak out about sexual abuse they’ve suffered are disbelieved, must be overthrown by Christians committed to overcoming evil with good.