Reflections on the Connectional Table legislation for LGBT inclusion, what it means for the whole church, and how it might pass in 2016.
Our continuing coverage of a complex plan that consolidates power in the United Methodist Church, explained as plainly as possible for General Conference 2016 delegate discussion.
In a world that cherishes life without touching or interacting with other bodies, how do we convey the power of the Body of Christ? Or do we actually need to?
Some reflection on the theory of shopping malls and how they relate to the future of “one stop shop for Jesus” megachurches.
We begin again. For two years, this blog was a leading voice against a drastic consolidation of power in the United Methodist Church. Now that same consolidation has come forward again and it’s important for us to keep watch on it until General Conference decides what to do with it.
A reflection on a haunting phrase from the marriage equality arguments at the Supreme Court and a call for the church to do what it does best: restore dignity to those experiencing unworthiness, through the love of Jesus Christ
How would our history have been different if the Christian manifest destiny became collaborative rather than colonial?
Holy Humor and Horror Stories Let’s be honest…religious professionals deal with a whole lot of crazy: parishioners, denominational expectations, and our own lives. And when you add onto that list the different ways that women in ministry are treated and experience ministry, then we should be high-fiving every woman in ministry because they have to […]
A country with a fiercely anti-gay leader and culture has lost a bid to host the General Conference of the United Methodist Church for 2024…but that’s the only good news.
The United Methodist Church runs on its membership: membership totals determine decision-making power. But what if those numbers are artificially inflated?