Apostle Paul

The Rev. Bill Cotton, preparing to attend his 63rd session of annual conference, reflects on how the UMC's current turmoil dates back to Paul. Read more

Ordained Ministry 5 Comments

As those "untimely born" like the Apostle Paul, we disciples today have the ability to know the Risen Christ and to know that some teachings of the past must not rule our future, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton. Read more

Ordained Ministry

Rev. Bill Cotton finds parallels between the stories of John the Baptist and the Apostle Paul and the story of Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical "Hamilton." Read more

Ordained Ministry

The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant compares the churches of Paul's letters to today's United Methodist Church. Read more


Paul's name change doesn't have the deep theological significance it has been given, just as there are other things we’ve taken out of context from the Bible, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more


Paint Pots

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Many believers prefer a simple duality with strong authoritarian figures, such as those who wrote the "Nashville Statement," but Jesus taught us that God doesn't work that way, writes the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas. Read more

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Conversion of the Jailer

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The story of Paul and Silas healing a slave who earned money for her masters by telling fortunes offers a good example of how testing our economy against our faith causes a moral uproar, writes Dr. Steve Harper. Read more

Practicing Faith

Chris Owens looks at the contentious atmosphere of the 2016 General Conference from the perspective of the Apostle Paul's counsel to another quarreling church. Read more

GC Archive 2 Comments

In a detailed analysis, the Rev. Paul Purdue examines the biblical case against and for the acceptance of homosexuality and same-sex marriage, along with the Church's historic efforts to remain united despite differing opinions. Read more

Advocating Justice 3 Comments