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Dear American Christians

In the wake of the massacre of 147 Kenyan Christian university students, American Christians have no right to claim they're being persecuted for their faith in Indiana or anywhere, writes the Rev. Eric Folkerth. more »

Apr 7, 2015 2:28 PM Perspectives 2 Comments

Mikita signing

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The Jot and Tittle of Ginny Mikita's Situation

Ginny Mikita's removal from UMC membership for obtaining an online ordination to preside at a same-gender wedding prompts the Rev. Eric Folkerth to observe that all parties believe they're doing the right thing. more »

Sep 9, 2015 11:10 AM Ordained Ministry

Gay Pizza

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Dear American Christians

In the wake of the massacre of 147 Kenyan Christian university students, American Christians have no right to claim they're being persecuted for their faith in Indiana or anywhere, writes the Rev. Eric Folkerth. more »

Apr 7, 2015 2:28 PM Perspectives 2 Comments

MLK in Jail

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The Metaphor of Birmingham

The Rev. Eric Folkerth looks at the historical significance of acts of civil disobedience taking place in Birmingham, Ala., in connection with Bishop Melvin G. Talbert officiating at a wedding ceremony for gay couple there. more »

Oct 28, 2013 10:30 AM Perspectives 3 Comments

Cruxifixion

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Confronting Atonement Theology

The Rev. Eric Folkerth finds that the notion of atonement -- that Jesus' death was a sacrifice required by God to save humanity -- doesn't hold up when viewed through Scripture's overarching witness. more »

Mar 25, 2013 9:26 AM Perspectives 2 Comments

United Methodism is NOT a Global Church

We may talk about ourselves as if we really believe we're a global church, but the recent election of Pope Francis proves how "un-global" The United Methodist Church really is, writes the Rev. Eric Folkerth. more »

Mar 19, 2013 4:49 PM Perspectives 6 Comments

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What the Presidential Election Should Teach the UMC

The Rev. Eric Folkerth draws some parallels between The United Methodist Church's "mission field" and the successful re-election campaign of President Barack Obama more »

Nov 9, 2012 3:16 PM Perspectives 6 Comments