Should a Senior Pastor’s salary be more than 4x the salary of the lowest-paid employee? 5x? 10x? The question may surprise you.
An oft-slung insult at Progressives is that they are “cafeteria Christians” who pick and choose what doctrines or biblical passages they will uphold. I’ve seen that comment in some forms on the 3,000 member UMClergy Facebook group that I administer.While the group often has the most rigid fundamentalist voices in Christendom, there are moments when I appreciate […]
There’s been plenty of responses to the ridiculous assertion by Fox News that “Jesus was White.” But none of them go far enough. And if we wanted to go the furthest from the statement “Jesus was white” there’s nowhere else to go but to Dr. James Cone. The following is an extended quote from James […]
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 […]
While having lunch with a friend, she told me of a recent trip with some new friends where she was “outed” as a church goer. As the trip progressed, her friends would make comments like: So you think everyone else is hellbound, right? But you don’t believe in evolution, right? I can understand that you […]
In high school I took a semester of Economics (almost went down that career path too–I loved the “systems theory” part of that class and obviously I continue to use systems theory today). In the class, we studied some social issues from economic perspectives, using our principles learned in real-world applications. I’ll never forget the […]