Church of the Second Chance

By Patti Aupperlee
The depth of pain that victims of sexual abuse experience is heartbreaking. Often the heartbreak is even deeper because victims do not receive the healing they need to become… read more

Against Clarity: A progressive Christian opposes rating churches on LGBT acceptance

By Barbara G. Wheeler / Religion News Service
(RNS) —As reported by RNS senior columnist Jonathan Merritt, an organization called Church Clarity wants to label as many congregations as possible “affirming”… read more

5 confessions of a leadership developer

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
Just because pastors and key laity are called leaders doesn’t mean we are practicing effective leadership. Take me, for example. By thetime I graduated from the Iliff School … read more

School Daze: The new realities for ministry and outreach

By Todd Outcalt
Much is being written and discussed today regarding the new realities for ministry: decreasing worship attendance, infrequent attendance, doing more with less, the myriad demands… read more

A hopeful place to stand

By Allen Stanton
When I talk to people about why I am involved in the Uniting Methodists movement, they often say that they too want a solution that will end the divisions in The United Methodist… read more

Let's go slow

By Don Underwood
My father-in-law was one of the wisest men I ever knew. He earned a high school degree from Kerens High School, and then he earned a post-graduate education overseas, primarily in … read more

Remembering Who We Are: Where covenant, justice and unity meet

By Kenneth H. Carter, Jr.
This article is the second in the Remembering Who We Are series discussing current issues facing The United Methodist Church. This fall I have used a simple drawing of… read more

Remembering Who We Are: Finding our core

By Kenneth H. Carter, Jr.
This article is the first in the Remembering Who We Are series discussing current issues facing The United Methodist Church. In conversations with the Florida Conference cabinet… read more

12 ways to make yourself a valuable team member

By Ron Edmondson
A young man came to me once seeking advice for starting a new position. He wanted to know how he could set himself apart and make himself a valuable team member. I loved the… read more

How to thrive in a culture of shouting

By David F. Watson
We live in a culture of shouting. Social media has turned the marketplace of ideas into a zero-sum game. The internal logic of this game is that, not only must I express my own… read more

Worthy of double honor

By Rose Taylor
Worthy of double honor Clergy Appreciation Month has been celebrated in October since its inception by Hallmark Cards in 1992, although they did not create cards for the occasion… read more

Sexual harassment and the Church

By Kira Schlesinger
Harvey Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, Bill Cosby — every few months, a new sexual harassment scandal. And who can forget the now-infamous Access Hollywood tape … read more
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