Sorry to Non-Methodists, but this is a really inside-the-ballpark conversation. The United Methodist Church, the predecessors of which grew up during the rise of the United States of America, parallels the American government in that we have three branches: the legislative (General Conference), the judicial (Judicial Council) and the executive (the Bishops and the General […]
Archives for October 2013
The Jesus = Zombie meme is awful. No, not how sacrilegious it is, but that they got the sacrilegiousness WRONG.
We have to sometimes step away from covenants that we have faithfully made in order to honor others. We sometimes choose to honor one Covenant at this time as more important than other Covenants which are more important at other times.
There’s lots of conversations about Complementarianism these days. It may have started with Rachel Held Evans’ blog post “Will the Real Complementarian Please Stand Up?” which outlines and hotlinks to all the arguments about complementarianism you could ever want. To define the term, Complementarianism is the belief that God has specific expectations regarding gender roles […]
One way of learning computer code is to break the code and learn why it is broken. The same technique can be applied to turning our pedestrian theologies into holistic thoughts about God.
In September, Bishop Wallace-Padgett wrote a letter opposing Bishop Talbert’s participation in her conference. But in April, Wallace-Padgett wrote a blog post celebrating the 50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” I thought that was very interesting because the content and context of that letter gives insight into today’s conflict.