Craig L. Adams

God Speaks Out Against the Nations – Amos 3:1,2

Knowledge of God brings responsibility to fashion a society of love and justice, and a church that fails to do so will rightly fall, says Craig L. Adams in his reflections on the prophetic Book of Amos. more »

Feb 26, 2015 3:00 PM Craig L. Adams

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The Conservative Christian Dilemma on Same-Sex Marriage

Craig L. Adams outlines how conservative Christians view marriage and why they tend to oppose same-sex marriage despite its increasing acceptance across the United States. more »

Feb 26, 2015 2:56 PM Human Sexuality 4 Comments

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Christian Perfection as an Ecumenical Doctrine

Far from being a concept unique to Methodism, Craig L. Adams traces the elements of John Wesley's idea of "going on to perfection" in other Christian thought. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:05 PM Craig L. Adams

Christian Faith: Opinion or Life?

Craig L. Adams asks: What if authentic Christian faith isn't about the things we believe (and fight about), but the way we live in our relationships with one another and with God? more »

Nov 13, 2014 5:37 PM Craig L. Adams

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Some Things Christians Could Agree Upon Even If They End Up Having To Agree to Disagree (About Gay & Lesbian Issues)

Even before the recent UMC panel discussion on same-gender sexuality, Christians have had a lot of respectful attitudes and behaviors upon which they could agree, even if they disagree on the topic, writes Craig L. Adams. more »

Nov 3, 2014 5:44 PM Human Sexuality

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What Does it Mean to Take the Bible Literally?

The phrase "taking the Bible literally" rubs Craig L. Adams the wrong way, because he thinks that it's being used inaccurately as a put-down to describe a legitimate way of interpreting scripture. more »

Feb 5, 2014 11:37 AM Craig L. Adams

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Resurrection Happens

The United Methodist Church may have chewed him up, but the Rev. Craig L. Adams finds that Christ's Resurrection power doesn't need the church to be effective. more »

Apr 1, 2013 5:18 PM Craig L. Adams

The Reason I Continue to Use Facebook

Craig L. Adams examines his use of social media, which some Christians say they're giving up as part of their Lenten observances. more »

Feb 20, 2013 8:13 PM Craig L. Adams

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Why Splitting the UMC Is a Bad Idea

The Rev. Craig L. Adams responds to Claremont professor "Jack" Jackson on why dividing The United Methodist Church is a bad idea. more »

Nov 13, 2012 4:01 PM Perspectives 3 Comments

Bishop Patrick Streiff presides over a May 1 session of the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Florida, when the results of a vote on human sexuality are displayed on the screen behind him. By the closest margin of a sexuality vote in the past 40 years, the church continued a series of restrictions based on sexual orientation.

UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.

What Would It Take to Convince Me I Am Wrong on the Gay & Lesbian Issue

The Rev. Craig L. Adams makes a straightforward case for why he thinks the traditional Christian stance against homosexuality is correct -- if only conservative Christians would stop telling lies and bashing LGBT people and those who support them. more »

Sep 19, 2012 4:04 PM Craig L. Adams 9 Comments

Homosexuality: Why Perceptions Are Changing

Rev. Craig L. Adams refutes the idea that "outside, secular forces" are pressuring The United Methodist Church to change its stances regarding homosexuality. more »

Mar 28, 2012 5:15 PM Craig L. Adams 8 Comments