For raising the moral question about a statue of Robert E. Lee at United Methodist-related Duke University’s chapel, the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant gets criticism – and a death threat.
The religious resistance is in dire need of some unifying music — something positive, upbeat, and a little hipper, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant.
The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant offers a counterpoint to the recent perspectives of what Christians should do in the wake of racial violence in Charlottesville, Va.
The militant god promoted this week by some religious leaders doesn’t look like the God embodied by Jesus in the New Testament, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant.
Just like open source software that anyone can improve upon, United Methodist theology could benefit from being unleashed for common enhancement, writes Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant.
The people of Ocracoke Island are in crisis after a construction accident severed their power lines, and the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant documents how the local civilization is crumbling.
Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant finds the latest missive about the Commission on A Way Forward from the Institute on Religion and Democracy puts forth a God-denying argument.
The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant offers five questions to the Rev. David Watson’s recent proposal on what United Methodism will look like in the future.
“The Next Methodism” seeks to build the kind of purity cult that has proved dangerous in the past, reducing belief to reductionist understandings of Christian theology, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant.
A dangerous thunderstorm moved through our part of eastern North Carolina on Friday night. It was loud, dramatic, and as impressive as any in recent memory. The first reports said the front would move north of us and miss the island. That didn’t happen. The clouds shifted and darkness fell like Wiley Coyote’s anvil in the middle of an empty desert.