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"What Christians against same-sex relationships are trying to do is divorce the LGBT experience from their theology. That simply will not work and it’s unbiblical. The word of God was made flesh for this very reason. Jesus informs our legalistic views of theology. He told us to include Gentiles in the church and to include all at the table. He dined with tax collectors and befriended prostitutes. The relationships Jesus formed with sinners are a model for us. We're not just talking about theology: we are talking about people. We're talking about me. We’re talking about families and friends. We shouldn’t be treated like we’re nothing, like theoretical subjects. We are in your lives. We matter."
– Religion News Service columnist Eliel Cruz, "How Traditional Biblical Views Can Cut Off Love, Enlightenment, Even Life."
Facing a diagnosis of terminal cancer, the Rev. Marty Cauley explores one of humankind's oldest questions: Why do bad things happen to good people?
Today's church has watered down the Galilean radical who ate with sinners to make him palatable for mainstream America, and a soggy Jesus serves no purpose at all, writes the Rev. Richard L. Bryant. more »
Jul 22, 2015 Perspectives
Both inadvertently and intentionally, we make the Bible say what we want it to, with blatant disregard for what it actually says, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more »
Jul 23, 2015 Dan R. Dick
As new restrictions emerge, the ability to make a powerful, life-changing choice is being taken away from the women who bear the most responsibility and consequences for the outcome of the decision, writes the Rev. Eilidh Lowery. more »
Whatever our views on atonement -- and there are many -- it all boils down to the fact that all of us are in need of God's mercy and grace, writes the Rev. Christy Thomas. more »
As debate around the video of Planned Parenthood allegedly selling fetal tissues continues, the Rev. Jeremy Smith examines Christians' personal beliefs and political stances on abortion. more »
Jul 22, 2015 Jeremy Smith
United Methodist Communications' collaboration with a global partner prompts David W. Scott to ask what resources should go into the online library? more »
Jul 22, 2015 UMC Global Nature