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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

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

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change 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

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

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

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

Practicing Faith

Holy Conversations

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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

Advocating Justice

Finding an old book at a library sale brings the Rev. Dr. William C. Trench some sober reflection on the predictions of the author, the Rev. Harry Emerson Fosdick, about war. more

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change 3 Comments

The church complaint brought against Attorney General Jeff Sessions by more than 600 clergy and lay people moves the UMC to consider real sins of oppression and marginalization, writes the Rev. William Trench more

Advocating Justice

Meredith Schlachter

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Our Book of Discipline is a collection of resolutions and affirmations intended to guide our life together as a denomination, but it is not The Truth as some would have us believe, writes the Rev. Dr. William C. Trench. more

Perspectives

The Poor Are Invited to the Feast

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The Rev. Dr. William C. Trench thinks we need to reclaim Jesus' language about the Kingdom of God, which is in our midst when we treat one another with justice and love. more

, Practicing Faith

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

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

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change 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

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

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

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

Practicing Faith

Hutchison Wedding

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

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

Advocating Justice