Jesus Christ, Barrier Buster

Jesus was all about breaking through barriers, and his followers are called to do the same today, writes the Rev. Andy Bryan. more

Apr 1, 2015 11:00 AM Andy Bryan

St. Patrick's Priority One

The real St. Patrick was someone whose top priority wasn't green beer or corned beef and cabbage, but faith in Christ, writes the Rev. Andy Bryan. more

Mar 13, 2015 12:43 PM Andy Bryan

Questioning Duo

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My One Idea – What's Yours?

If everything else was stripped away, what would be the one great idea you'd want to share and remember? asks the Rev. Andy Bryan. more

Oct 10, 2014 12:48 PM Andy Bryan 4 Comments

Discipline Cover

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Just Pretend It Isn't There?

The Rev. Andy Bryan ponders how it can be that there's no way to resolve the internal contradictions of the Book of Discipline, as in the case of the Rev. Frank Schaefer's conviction for conducting the marriage of his gay son. more

Dec 11, 2013 10:43 AM Andy Bryan 3 Comments

Dividing the UMC is No Solution - Try Local Autonomy

Rumors of schism in The United Methodist Church prompt the Rev. Andy Bryan to argue that local autonomy could be the solution that saves the Wesleyan connection. more

Oct 30, 2012 11:02 AM Andy Bryan 2 Comments

UMC Judicial Council Rules, World Keeps Spinning

All the fuss over removing ineffective clergy fails to take stock of what is required for creating spiritually vital faith communities, writes the Rev. Andy Bryan. more

Oct 30, 2012 10:34 AM Andy Bryan 1 Comments

Who Teaches Whom?

Working with children puts a different perspective on who's the teacher and who's the student, writes the Rev. Andy Bryan. more

Sep 7, 2012 3:29 PM Andy Bryan

David and Jonathan

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Relationship Changes Everything

Rev. Andy Bryan's "Grow Group" has a surprisingly respectful and meaningful conversation about whether David and Jonathan in the Old Testament had a gay relationship. more

Jul 2, 2012 8:41 PM Andy Bryan

Pan-Methodist Full Communion Celebrated

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General Conference Could Be Our 'Facebook'

The Rev. Andy Bryan comments on the aftermath of the 2012 United Methodist General Conference. more

May 9, 2012 2:54 PM Andy Bryan 3 Comments

About this Blog

Reprints from the blog of the Rev. Andy Bryan, "Enter the Rainbow."

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Notable Quotes


Brian McLaren"All of us, especially people of faith, need to proclaim that white supremacy and white privilege and all other forms of racism and injustice must indeed be replaced with something better – the beloved community where all are welcome, all are safe, and all are free. White supremacist and Nazi dreams of apartheid must be replaced with a better dream – people of all tribes, races, creeds, and nations learning to live in peace, mutual respect, and neighborliness. Such a better world is possible, but only if we set our hearts on realizing the possibility."

– Brian McLaren, writing in "What I Saw in Charlottesville" on the Auburn Seminary website.


"The idea of racial (or most any other) supremacy is antithetical to that Gospel. We should remember that Jesus himself grasped for no superiority, no rank, but instead made himself a servant, giving himself in love. What we saw in Charlottesville was therefore a kind of anti-gospel, something that must be resisted, yes–but more, something that must be overcome."

– Dr. Craig Hill, dean of United Methodist-related Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, on Facebook.


"I heard growing up that the best way to expose a dirty glass is put a clean glass next to it. Faith leaders must stand up and show a dignified, nonviolent way. ... We’ve got to come off our pulpits and out of our cathedrals and save the soul of this nation."

– The Rev. Al Sharpton on his coming "Thousand Ministers March" for justice, interviewed by Adelle Banks of Religion News Service.

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