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?
Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing, from the perspective of an area high school student.
A guest post looking at the Church of the Nazarene’s expulsion of progressive ideas serves as a caution to the United Methodist Church. If we split or schism, the result may NOT be a more focused mission for both, but rather an empowered witchhunt to root out the next level of deviants on both sides.