Jesus Christ, Barrier Buster

Jesus was all about breaking through barriers, and his followers are called to do the same today, writes the Rev. Andy Bryan. Read more

Apr 1, 2015 11:00 AM Andy Bryan

St. Patrick's Priority One

The real St. Patrick was someone whose top priority wasn't green beer or corned beef and cabbage, but faith in Christ, writes the Rev. Andy Bryan. Read more

Mar 13, 2015 12:43 PM Andy Bryan

Questioning Duo

Phillip Martin Art

My One Idea – What's Yours?

If everything else was stripped away, what would be the one great idea you'd want to share and remember? asks the Rev. Andy Bryan. Read more

Oct 10, 2014 12:48 PM Andy Bryan 4 Comments

Discipline Cover

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Just Pretend It Isn't There?

The Rev. Andy Bryan ponders how it can be that there's no way to resolve the internal contradictions of the Book of Discipline, as in the case of the Rev. Frank Schaefer's conviction for conducting the marriage of his gay son. Read more

Dec 11, 2013 10:43 AM Andy Bryan 3 Comments

Dividing the UMC is No Solution - Try Local Autonomy

Rumors of schism in The United Methodist Church prompt the Rev. Andy Bryan to argue that local autonomy could be the solution that saves the Wesleyan connection. Read more

Oct 30, 2012 11:02 AM Andy Bryan 2 Comments

UMC Judicial Council Rules, World Keeps Spinning

All the fuss over removing ineffective clergy fails to take stock of what is required for creating spiritually vital faith communities, writes the Rev. Andy Bryan. Read more

Oct 30, 2012 10:34 AM Andy Bryan 1 Comments

Who Teaches Whom?

Working with children puts a different perspective on who's the teacher and who's the student, writes the Rev. Andy Bryan. Read more

Sep 7, 2012 3:29 PM Andy Bryan

David and Jonathan

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Relationship Changes Everything

Rev. Andy Bryan's "Grow Group" has a surprisingly respectful and meaningful conversation about whether David and Jonathan in the Old Testament had a gay relationship. Read more

Jul 2, 2012 8:41 PM Andy Bryan

Pan-Methodist Full Communion Celebrated

UMNS Photo by Kathleen Barry

General Conference Could Be Our 'Facebook'

The Rev. Andy Bryan comments on the aftermath of the 2012 United Methodist General Conference. Read more

May 9, 2012 2:54 PM Andy Bryan 3 Comments

About this Blog

Reprints from the blog of the Rev. Andy Bryan, "Enter the Rainbow."


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