An offered hand of an easy-to-achieve plan for unity catches the UMC’s attention, but the other hand has the potential to exit incredible amounts of money and churches from the UMC.
Archives for July 2014
Kayla Roberts is a female programmer and wrote the Code Manifesto in response to a sexist workplace. I read it and saw several points of contact with faith communities like the Christian faith. Take a look!
Both Progressives and Traditionalists in the United Methodist Church see an inevitable tipping point towards their perspective’s success. The question is which clock will chime first?
Clergy that officiate weddings are acting as agents of the state, deputized to do a civic duty wrapped in a religious observance. Is there a better way?
In The West Wing, a team of rivals takes over the Supreme Court. As our church and society becomes more polarized, what value is there in keeping different voices together? Is the best church still found in contention?
Catechism, while a helpful way of teaching the faith, is problematic regarding LGBT questions because people enter into a faith community before they have determined their orientation.
Jesus may be sneaking people into Heaven that the church is not ready to accept. Jesus may be sneaking Heaven into our world in ways we are not ready to accept.
Prayers for all those who seek justice, that they may run like they are the last leg of a relay race and the world is about to turn.
How do we decide what situations need a variety of gifts and what situations require a unity of conviction? What is the minimum required for two people to serve a meal together at a soup kitchen? A sermon on Ephesians 4:1-16.
For an increasing number of progressives (and some evangelicals), Hell does not function in the same way as Evangelical understandings. So what motivates them to share their faith?