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William C. Trench

The Rev. Dr. William C. Trench sees this week's Judicial Council review of the election of Bishop Oliveto as a no-win situation that could well be the final push toward United Methodist schism. more

Apr 24, 2017 5:23 PM Perspectives

The Rev. Dr. William Trench lays out the reasons that universal health care is a human right that's supported by biblical witness. more

Mar 12, 2017 9:39 AM Global Health 2 Comments

Bishop-elect Karen Oliveto

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The Rev. Bill Trench compares the two women at the heart of the election of United Methodism's first openly lesbian bishop and the laywoman who is requesting the church's high court rule on her legal standing. more

Jul 21, 2016 1:54 PM Perspectives 5 Comments

Pat McCrory

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The Rev. Dr. William C. Trench finds that North Carolina's new law requiring transgender people to use cisgender-assigned public restrooms harms a group of people already wounded by society's dualistic gender roles. more

Apr 6, 2016 4:08 PM Advocating Justice

The Rev. William C. Trench tells why he thinks the Rev. Adam Hamilton's "local option" plan on LGBT inclusion is the right direction for the 2016 General Conference to take. more

Nov 5, 2015 11:03 AM Perspectives 3 Comments

Poor Invited to the Feast

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The Rev. William C. Trench asserts that a longtime truth deserves re-telling: If only churches would practice the compassion they preach, the pews would be full. more

Oct 29, 2015 3:29 PM Practicing Faith

Holy Conversations

UMNS Photo by Paul Jeffrey

United Methodist leaders aren't asking the better question when it comes to human sexuality discussions at General Conference, writes the Rev. Dr. William Trench. more

Apr 29, 2015 11:45 AM Advocating Justice

The Rev. Dr. William C. Trench sees this week's Judicial Council review of the election of Bishop Oliveto as a no-win situation that could well be the final push toward United Methodist schism. more

Apr 24, 2017 5:23 PM Perspectives

The Rev. Dr. William Trench lays out the reasons that universal health care is a human right that's supported by biblical witness. more

Mar 12, 2017 9:39 AM Global Health 2 Comments

Bishop-elect Karen Oliveto

United Methodist News Service Photo

The Rev. Bill Trench compares the two women at the heart of the election of United Methodism's first openly lesbian bishop and the laywoman who is requesting the church's high court rule on her legal standing. more

Jul 21, 2016 1:54 PM Perspectives 5 Comments

Pat McCrory

Photo Courtesy of Bill Trench

The Rev. Dr. William C. Trench finds that North Carolina's new law requiring transgender people to use cisgender-assigned public restrooms harms a group of people already wounded by society's dualistic gender roles. more

Apr 6, 2016 4:08 PM Advocating Justice

The Rev. William C. Trench tells why he thinks the Rev. Adam Hamilton's "local option" plan on LGBT inclusion is the right direction for the 2016 General Conference to take. more

Nov 5, 2015 11:03 AM Perspectives 3 Comments

Poor Invited to the Feast

Art Courtesy of Thinking Faithfully

The Rev. William C. Trench asserts that a longtime truth deserves re-telling: If only churches would practice the compassion they preach, the pews would be full. more

Oct 29, 2015 3:29 PM Practicing Faith

Hutchison Wedding

Photo Courtesy of Bill Trench

The Rev. Bill Trench likens the latest round of "Gotcha!" over United Methodist actions to a TV reality show. more

Sep 9, 2015 11:12 AM Ordained Ministry

Holy Conversations

UMNS Photo by Paul Jeffrey

United Methodist leaders aren't asking the better question when it comes to human sexuality discussions at General Conference, writes the Rev. Dr. William Trench. more

Apr 29, 2015 11:45 AM Advocating Justice