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.
The word from God comes to us sinful humans in unexpected ways that we can only hear if we’re truly listening, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant.
A dive into the history of Methodism’s founder brings the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant to a conclusion: we really don’t know what it means to be Methodist today, and we’d better figure it out.
Wedding season is here, and it has the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant pondering the contemporary myths around friendship and being in a wedding party.
With a church member in hospital after a serious freak accident, the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant heads off to annual conference anxiously awaiting a word from God.
The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant is blunt: the thought of going to annual conference fills him with dread, because of what it portends for the future.
Christians aren’t all cut from the same cloth as some would have others believe, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant in an open letter to his non-churchgoing neighbors.