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Dallas Prayer Service

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As Dallas moves through its shock and grief at the ambush of a dozen police officers, five of whom died, the Rev. Eric Folkerth encourages support for law enforcement as well as ongoing efforts to halt police-involved shootings of black men. more

Jul 9, 2016 12:47 PM Advocating Justice

Gay Pizza

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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

Dallas Prayer Service

Photo Courtesy of Eric Folkerth

As Dallas moves through its shock and grief at the ambush of a dozen police officers, five of whom died, the Rev. Eric Folkerth encourages support for law enforcement as well as ongoing efforts to halt police-involved shootings of black men. more

Jul 9, 2016 12:47 PM Advocating Justice

Eric Folkerth

UM Insight Screencap

In a video showing Northaven UMC's "It's Time" supporters, the Rev. Eric Folkerth urges delegates to the 2016 General Conference to choose the simplest method to fully include LGBTQ people in The United Methodist Church. more

May 2, 2016 10:59 PM 2016 General Conference 1 Comments

Mikita signing

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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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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 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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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

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

Obama Romney

Scout Tufankjian for Obama for America

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