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Billy Cox

Jesus Communion

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Drawing on his six decades of pastoral ministry, the Rev. Billy Cox compares American Methodism's past errors in judgment to today's conflict over the acceptance of LGBTQ people. more

May 9, 2017 11:37 AM Perspectives 3 Comments

Way Forward Ash Wednesday

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Retired pastor the Rev. Billy Cox proposes a simple path to move The United Methodist Church forward from its current divisions over unity and human sexuality. more

Apr 10, 2017 3:10 PM A Way Forward 2 Comments

Christ in the House

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The Rev. Billy Cox draws on his pastoral experience to suggest that now is the time for more of us to sit down with our neighbors over a meal and talk through our differences, as Jesus and his disciples once did. more

Jan 24, 2017 2:16 PM Perspectives

Bottom line

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The Rev. Billy Cox remembers how a vigorous board member taught him to think strategically about what the ultimate goal – the bottom line – of any project might be. more

Jan 4, 2017 3:25 PM Perspectives

Front Porch

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"Front Porch Therapy" – where people can greet one another and view the world – could be just what's needed to create a more compassionate community, writes the Rev. Billy Cox. more

Nov 12, 2015 3:16 PM Practicing Faith 1 Comments

Pope Francis

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The Rev. Billy Cox wonders if the warm feelings engendered by Pope Francis' message of love will last among American Christians. more

Oct 2, 2015 11:14 AM Practicing Faith

When his exterminator showed up armed with a gun, the Rev. Billy Cox was moved to contemplate the effect of "concealed carry" legislation around the country. more

Jul 31, 2015 8:55 AM Advocating Justice 1 Comments

Billy Cox asks why 21-year-old gunman Dylann Roof allegedly shot and killed 9 worshipers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC., on June 17. more

Jun 25, 2015 4:12 PM Perspectives

WWII Propaganda Poster

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A veteran of the war against the Nazis, the Rev. Billy Cox finds the study of history more urgent than ever in America's current crisis about race and white supremacy. more

Aug 16, 2017 1:48 PM Perspectives

Jesus Communion

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Drawing on his six decades of pastoral ministry, the Rev. Billy Cox compares American Methodism's past errors in judgment to today's conflict over the acceptance of LGBTQ people. more

May 9, 2017 11:37 AM Perspectives 3 Comments

Bottom line

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The Rev. Billy Cox remembers how a vigorous board member taught him to think strategically about what the ultimate goal – the bottom line – of any project might be. more

Jan 4, 2017 3:25 PM Perspectives

Front Porch

Photo Courtesy Sodahead.com

"Front Porch Therapy" – where people can greet one another and view the world – could be just what's needed to create a more compassionate community, writes the Rev. Billy Cox. more

Nov 12, 2015 3:16 PM Practicing Faith 1 Comments

Pope Francis

Photo by Paul Haring, courtesy of Catholic News Service. All rights reserved.

The Rev. Billy Cox wonders if the warm feelings engendered by Pope Francis' message of love will last among American Christians. more

Oct 2, 2015 11:14 AM Practicing Faith

When his exterminator showed up armed with a gun, the Rev. Billy Cox was moved to contemplate the effect of "concealed carry" legislation around the country. more

Jul 31, 2015 8:55 AM Advocating Justice 1 Comments

The Rev. Billy J. Cox encourages Christians to remain committed to a vision of hope amid the recent series of events. more

Jul 23, 2015 4:46 PM Perspectives

Billy Cox asks why 21-year-old gunman Dylann Roof allegedly shot and killed 9 worshipers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC., on June 17. more

Jun 25, 2015 4:12 PM Perspectives

Railway Man

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United Methodist Billy Cox finds the movie "The Railway Man" to be an apt reminder of how essential letting go of hatred is to one's soul. more

May 29, 2015 12:26 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

As a new year moves on, the Rev. Billy Cox reminds us that power settles on those who seek new frontiers, and that terrorism comes in many forms right where we are, not just "over there." more

Feb 6, 2015 11:27 AM Perspectives

Human beings are prone to being ugly in any conflict, as the latest events in the Middle East have shown, writes the Rev. Billy J. Cox. more

Feb 6, 2015 11:21 AM Perspectives