United Methodist

  1. Schism: Good or Bad, Don't Believe the Hype

    Blog Schism: Good or Bad, Don't Believe the Hype

    If you follow religion blogs and news sites, it’s likely you’ve heard buzz about the possibility of schism in the United Methodist Church. The controversies…

  2. Teaching to Reality Not Our Assumptions

    Blog Teaching to Reality Not Our Assumptions

    Just back from doing a weekend training event with lay people, certified lay ministry candidates, local pastors, and pastors serving United Methodist churches who are not United…

  3. Duck Dynasty, Defrockings, and Free Speech

    Blog Duck Dynasty, Defrockings, and Free Speech

    There are two big stories blowing up on social media right now, both related to homosexuality and same-sex marriage. The most widely discussed one involves the star of the popular …

  4. The Wesleyan Way

    Blog The Wesleyan Way

    [I]n the spring of 1978, I had finally resolved my spiritual search and had become a Christian. I had even started seminary, because I sensed that the church was a good thing and…

  5. Church Trial

    Blog Church Trial

    The Casey Anthony trial is getting non-stop coverage right now, but there’s another trial taking place in Wisconsin that’s getting a different kind of national…

  6. It's All Theology Anyway

    Blog It's All Theology Anyway

    The conventional wisdom is that lay people are not interested in theology. Perhaps they don't think in those terms, but many of their issues are just that--theological. And if…

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