The death of homogenized United Methodism

By Chris Ritter
Growing up on a dairy farm, we often used milk right out of the bulk tank. This large, gleaming stainless steel reservoir was supplied from a pipeline flowing from the udders of… read more


By John K. Yambasu
Before and after the Civil Rights Movement, race issues dominated the social, economic, and political landscape of the USA. The whole world witnessed and still experiences its… read more

We are one

By Francis Asbury
God is love. There is anger and hatred in God as well as love, but God is never said to be anger or hatred; no, not even justice itself. Rather God prefers to disclose to humans… read more

Our works of piety in pursuit of the common good

By Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli
"I’m not sure how I feel about living in this city,” said a theologically trained young adult with a passion for social justice. As a relative newcomer to Washington… read more

Found people find people

By Jim Cowart
That’s what we do. We need to find “lost stuff,” don’t we? Lost objects have an important place on our radar: lost remote controls, keys, glasses… read more

Racial justice: A new movement

By Hannah Adair Bonner
As the Movement for Black Lives erupted from Ferguson, Missouri, and swept across the world, it expressed a sentiment that is consistent with our United Methodist theology and… read more

Obama at last prayer breakfast: 'We heal hatred with love'

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) President Obama hosted his last Easter Prayer Breakfast with Christian leaders, pausing to reflect on what he called a “bittersweet” occasion… read more

Pakistani Christians can strengthen moderate Islam by their example

By Eric Sarwar / Religion News Service
(RNS) The spokesperson for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan proudly confessed to the bombing in a Lahore park: “We claim responsibility for the attack on Christians as they… read more

Freedom of speech and Christian faith

By Peter Surran
Political rally protests A presidential-election cycle that had already been characterized as unpredictable took another twist on Friday, March 11. Protesters in Chicago caused… read more

The truth about lies

By Rose Taylor
National Tell a Lie Day is celebrated on April 4th and is one of many so-called “fun holidays.” It is interesting that it falls only a few days after April… read more

Guaranteed appointment debate to resume at GC2016

By Sam Hodges / United Methodist News Service
Ending guaranteed appointment for ordained elders in The United Methodist Church was, like restructuring of the denomination’s agencies, a high-profile effort that passed at … read more

A plea to my centrist friends in the United Methodist Church

By Talbot Davis
On March 23, 2016, the Methodist Federation For Social Action posted an anonymous blog that made even the most jaded among us blush. Titled “#HandsOffMyBC” and… read more
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