The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant points out the many ways scripture endorses varieties of marriage considered inappropriate today. Read more

Perspectives 3 Comments

Is it more necessary to quote scripture, or to understand it and live it out when witnessing to the gospel of Jesus Christ? asks the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more


Produced by the Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, the Nashville Statement attempts to define human sexuality, but ends up limiting God's powers of redemption, writes the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas. Read more


Does the medium of the Holy Bible mangle or manage the message? asks the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more

Perspectives 1 Comments

Steve Harper finds a world of wisdom for United Methodists in recent Lectionary readings on God choosing diversity. Read more

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Bible with Cross Shadow

“Bible with Cross Shadow,” David Campbell, Flickr C.C.

With all the talk about obeying the Bible's prohibitions against same-gender relationships, or obeying its commandments to love our neighbors, the Rev. Morgan Guyton wonders if anyone truly consults scripture before making an important decision. Read more

Practicing Faith 7 Comments

The Rev. Mike Slaughter of Ginghamsburg UMC invites United Methodists to read the Bible through the lens of Jesus' teachings. Read more


Blocking Westboro Baptist Protest

UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

The Rev. James C. Howell proposes alternative ways of thinking about the Bible and the church's response to people of homosexual orientation in light of recent events regarding same-sex marriage. Read more

In the Church 3 Comments