RSS

Via Media Methodists

Bees

Courtesy of Via Media Methodists

Both Christian teaching and Wesleyan tradition should compel United Methodists to defy polarizing labels and seek reconciliation, writes the Rev. Drew B. McIntyre. Read more

Perspectives 1 Comments

Mercury Dime

Wikimedia Commons Photo

Taking his cues from scholars Walter Bruggemann and Stanley Hauerwas, the Rev. Drew McIntyre contends that "literalist" and "progressive" interpretations of scripture are two sides of the same coin. Read more

Perspectives

Pigeons

Photo Courtesy of Via Media Methodists

In a response to Jeremy Smith's characterization of his website as conservative , the Rev. Evan Rohrs-Dodge makes a case for conversation that includes people with a variety of theological perspectives about The United Methodist Church. Read more

Perspectives 1 Comments

Fail-Cat

Creative Commons Share

The gloves come off at the Rev. Jeremy Smith vigorously critiques how conservatives fail to assess, and progressives fail to defend, progressive theology and practice. Read more

Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

Triumph of Faith over Idolatry

Wikimedia Commons Photo

Unlike critics at both ends of the theological spectrum, scholar Joel L. Watts finds that there is a strong middle whose existence is real and whose beliefs should be respected in the United Methodist unity/schism debate. Read more

Perspectives

Prof. Kevin Carnahan proposes a draft of a statement for those who want to define a broad middle to United Methodism. Read more

Bishop Ken Carter

Photo Courtesy of Via Media Methodists

Via Media Methodists interview UMC Bishop Ken Carter on his views about the future of the denomination, as well as its current conflicts. Read more

In the Church

Gumbo

Flickr Photo Courtesy of Via Media Methodists

Getting back to basics – those things that bind us as United Methodists the way a roux holds gumbo together – could be the solution to the polarization that threatens to drive us apart, writes the Rev. Stephen Fife. Read more

Perspectives 1 Comments

Strawberry Cake

Wikimedia Commons Photo

The Rev. Drew B. McIntyre of Via Media Methodists contends it is an essential part of the Wesleyan tradition to seek a "third way" out of the denomination's currently polarized state. Read more

Perspectives