Bishop Spong recently shared how one of his best-seller books was almost a United Methodist book, unveiling a pivotal moment in the UMC when honest conversations about human sexuality began to be systematically ground into dust.
Archives for January 2015
How can we, as individuals and as a society, hold our tribal identities differently when we live into the New Creation called for by Paul the Apostle?
There’s a ton of free Christian content online–but not all of it is good, or helpful to all theological persuasions. How do you find the wheat amongst the chaff?
DreamUMC has been tasked by the Connectional Table to help provide online questions and conversations for an upcoming human sexuality discussion in Africa.
Reflections on my first encounter with the recently-deceased Marcus Borg.
While it feels like a good idea to withhold a church tithe to the denomination out of protest, the collateral damage is too much to make it a reasonable tactic for reasonable United Methodists.
A recent controversy over Muslim call for prayer to be broadcast from the Duke Chapel reminds us of our responsibility for escalation and violence within our own religious traditions–Christianity included.
A brief look at the history of trials and judicial changes shows that they have not succeeded in dissuading full inclusion advocates in the UMC…why should judicial reform save us now?
2014 was the year that Methodism 2.0 was came to be a viable metaphor for the United Methodist Church. But what is the endgame and how can we sustain the movement together?