Bishop Tom Bickerton: 'What are we fighting for?'

By Shane Raynor
In early December I visited with Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton on the set here in Nashville where he was filming sessions for the DVD accompanying his new book What Are We Fighting… read more

Segregating ourselves

By Mike Slaughter
America is increasingly becoming a nation of great divides. We remain far too divided in terms of race relationships decades after the passage of the civil rights agreement… read more

Faith leaders ask candidates to give poor 'living wage'

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
(RNS) On the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., dozens of faith leaders are calling for the U.S. presidential candidates to include a… read more

Treasure hidden in a field

By Kenneth H. Carter, Jr.
"So what do you think will happen at the General Conference?” I’m often asked that question. Underneath are a variety of unspoken emotions: fear, anxiety, sadness… 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

Is The United Methodist Church's mission statement really Methodist?

By Christian Alsted
This article is an excerpt from Alsted's essay “Evangelism and Prevenient Grace in the 21st Century.” The essay appears in the journal Nordic Perspectives on… read more

A unique and contextual identity

By Meeli Tankler
This article is based on Tankler's DMin thesis from Asbury Theological Seminary, the research for which also appeared in the journal Nordic Perspectives on Methodism. The… read more

Politics, sin and the church's response

By David Person
Not even governors of states are exempt from the scrutiny of the church. That’s what Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley learned last week. Bentley, who is embroiled in what may be… read more

Missed opportunity

By Joseph Yoo
I found a new favorite “office” in Santa Barbara called Rebar Coffee. It’s near the ocean so you get the ocean smell. It’s at the edge of downtown, so… read more

7 things I love about serving in an established church

By Ron Edmondson
I recently posted about the things I miss from church planting serving in an established church. Church planting can be daunting, but the rewards from seeing people far from God… 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
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