Part Three of the full-text remarks from the Judicial Council hearing on the legality of the election of the UMC’s first out gay bishop.
Liberation Theology as conceived by one of its founding sources in Latin America and a close look at Gustavo Gutierrez.
The first vote on the Rules, including Rule 44, will indicate whether General Conference will be more of the same, or have the potential for something new.
What’s been going on the past week.
May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and the exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace.
If Traditionalists think they are going to solve the problem by splitting in this way, they’re not. They will bring the “problem” with them wherever they go.
At the morning worship on Saturday at Exploration 2013, a discernment event for young adults considering ordained ministry, we heard from Rev. Dr. Beth La Rocca-Pitts. She spoke about how her journey from Catholicism to Methodism was heavy impacted by how the church gave theological meaning to her developmentally-disabled sibling, many gay friends, and ultimately her sense […]
On my hotel floor at Exploration 2013, a discernment event for young adults considering ordained ministry, there’s a rotary phone next to the elevators. And in a way, the phone is a symbol of what this weekend could look like for these young adults. You know what a rotary phone is, right? It is old […]
UPDATE: As of this posting, there’s a free ebook of “selections” from Love to Stay for you to read. Click here and make sure it says “free” when you check out. Love to Stay is the latest book by Rev. Adam Hamilton, pastor of Church of the Resurrection, which is the largest United Methodist Church […]
One of my friends sat in the General Administration committee this past week, which is the committee responsible for the bulk of the Call To Action legislation (the global church restructuring). He emailed out his reflections that I’m posting below with permission. This is from a young clergyperson in the North Central Jurisdiction. ======== I […]