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The best outcome of the 2016 General Conference would be for both sides to leave with less rage than they arrive with, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more

2016 General Conference 3 Comments

White Man Crosswalk

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Unless the straight, white, male United Methodist leadership diversifies its make-up, unintended consequences will adversely affect the denomination's theological and social health, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

Perspectives 1 Comments

Dr. Elaine A. Heath continues her examination of a new set of ethical questions regarding sexual behavior and Christian faithfulness. Read more



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The Supreme Court decision overturning the federal Defense of Marriage Act shows it is time for a clear distinction between legislating our beliefs and legislating ethical behavior, writes the Rev. Joey Reed. Read more


Lesbian Wedding

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The U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional will add fuel to the longtime debate over The United Methodist Church's stance against homosexual practice, writes Heather Hahn. Read more

In the Church 6 Comments