In Support of United Methodist Centrism

A Response to Kevin Watson’s Struggle with Centrism ...

Whole Foods, Cracker Barrel, and The United Methodist Church

Back in 2011 Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report described the political divide in our country in terms of Whole Foods Market and Cracker...

Will It Be Okay? Reflections Following a Divisive Election

One of my good friends, a lifelong Republican, texted me today saying, “Tell me this is going to be okay!!!”  I think he captured the feelings of...

Facing Issues That Divide: Christianity and Guns

For American Christians, few issues highlight the intersection of legal rights and faith concerns more sharply than gun ownership and regulation. The...

Facing Issues That Divide: Christianity and Health Care

What will happen to the Affordable Care Act after the 2016 elections? How should we address the health care needs of Americans? How should we balance...

Facing Issues That Divide: A Christian Response to Islamic Extremism

Most of us believe it’s wrong to judge an entire category of people based on the actions of a relatively small number of extremists within that...

Facing Issues That Divide: Immigrants and the Bible

We are a nation divided. As Christians, we don’t have to agree with each other, but we do need to listen, respond with respect, and act as Jesus...

Facing Issues That Divide: Practicing Politics, Keeping Faith

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” ...

A Hopeful Path Forward? – Part Three

Today’s post is Part Three in a series. You can read Part One here and Part Two here. ...

Five Things the General Conference Could Do Regarding Same Gender Marriage — Part Two

Today's post is Part Two in a series. You can read Part One here. ...

The Bible, Homosexuality, and the UMC — Part One

Next month in Portland, Oregon, 800 United Methodists, delegates from around the world, will gather for the United Methodist Church’s General...

Fear and the Syrian Refugees

If your Facebook newsfeed is at all like mine, it’s full of posts about the Syrian refugee crisis. I thought I’d add to the conversation...

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