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...

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...

The Bible and the Supreme Court on Same Sex Marriage

Yesterday morning the U.S. Supreme Court delivered an historic decision that same-sex couples had the right to marry in the United States.  Their...

Same Sex Marriage and the Future of the UMC

A year ago, with input from others, I wrote a blog post called, A Way Forward for a United Methodism?.  In it we offered suggestions for how the...

A Response to Rob Renfroe's Open Letter

Yesterday Rob Renfroe, a United Methodist pastor and the president of Good News, sent me a letter (found here) with a critique of the document A Way...

A Way Forward for a United Methodism?

Over the last couple of months, a group of 80 United Methodist pastors have been meeting by conference call to discuss their response to clergy in the...

It Is Time for a National Database of United Methodist Clergy

Every year I receive phone calls from District Superintendents in different parts of the country asking for suggestions for pastors who might have the...

On the Church and Forgiveness

It’s amazing how frequently we must deal with the question of forgiveness.  ...

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