Holy Humor and Horror Stories Let’s be honest…religious professionals deal with a whole lot of crazy: parishioners, denominational expectations, and our own lives. And when you add onto that list the different ways that women in ministry are treated and experience ministry, then we should be high-fiving every woman in ministry because they have to […]
Archives for April 2015
A country with a fiercely anti-gay leader and culture has lost a bid to host the General Conference of the United Methodist Church for 2024…but that’s the only good news.
The United Methodist Church runs on its membership: membership totals determine decision-making power. But what if those numbers are artificially inflated?
Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing, from the perspective of an area high school student.
A guest post looking at the Church of the Nazarene’s expulsion of progressive ideas serves as a caution to the United Methodist Church. If we split or schism, the result may NOT be a more focused mission for both, but rather an empowered witchhunt to root out the next level of deviants on both sides.
Achievement unlocked. I made the Confessing Movement’s periodic email. And not just mentioned–the first line! Ha! The Confessing Movement opposes LGBT inclusion in the United Methodist Church and thus it’s little wonder they probably fell out of their seat to spend an entire email attacking me. The rest of the email is a straw-man affiliating […]
The Internet has eliminated libraries as gatekeepers of knowledge. A case study of Oxford’s successful library yields some possible parallel courses of action for gatekeepers of spiritual knowledge: the Church.