The Rev. Dr. Mark Davies’ Lenten discipline is to replace the discriminatory clauses in the Book of Discipline with more life and love.
The “shockingly high” price of the idolatry of exclusion requires energy, organization, time, and money spent to keep LGBTQIA persons from full participation in the life and ministry of the United Methodist Church, writes the Rev. Dr. Mark Davies.
“Gentle Jesus, meek and mild,” is a favorite image of many Christians, but what about the Jesus who agitated for reform and justice so avidly that he was crucified? asks Dr. Mark Davies.
Professor Mark Davies counts the ways that American Christians can become great – and they’re nothing like the current culture.
The Rev. Dr. Mark Davies pulls no punches as he confronts the tyranny of “tradition” in the church that marginalizes women, people of color, indigenous groups, LGBTQ+ people and more.
There once was a mainline Christian denomination in the United States that was experiencing significant membership decline. Since its peak in membership in the 1950s and early 1960s, this denomination lost millions in total membership despite many inte…
The Wesleyan Covenant Association breaks our covenant to care for the Earth because it stresses LGBTQ rejection and ignores the Sixth Great Extinction happening around us, asserts the Rev. Dr. Mark Y. A. Davies.