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Bishop Kenneth L. Carder

Bishop Kenneth L. Carter, one of the moderators of the Commission on A Way Forward, told United Methodist communicators not to expect any news on its work until Summer, 2018, after the Council of Bishops clears any proposal. Read more

A Way Forward

The best path to United Methodist unity, writes retired Bishop Kenneth L. Carder, is to spend two weeks "living where Jesus lives" among the homeless, the addicted, the elderly, the infirm, the poor, and the undocumented. Read more

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Broken Cross & Flame

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The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant takes issue with Bishop Kenneth Carder's viewpoint on what a breakup of The United Methodist Church might mean, based on John Wesley's own schismatic actions. Read more

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Love One Another

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"However we may rationalize schism as faithfulness to truth and orthodoxy, or as the cost of bold prophetic witness, the world correctly sees it as the failure to love," asserts retired Bishop Kenneth L. Carder. Read more

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Dying Girl

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Confronted by a caller over his opposition to the death penalty, Bishop Ken Carder discovers that their argument fades when his caller's story uncovers a mother grieving for her murdered daughter. Read more

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Carder Family

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We need to see one another not as a collection of "symptoms" or labels, but as life stories within the broader story of God, writes retired Bishop Ken Carder, whose wife Linda has dementia. Read more

Practicing Faith

People who are are bullying and exploiting the poor, the sick, the imprisoned, the homeless, the immigrants, LGBTQ+ colleagues, the powerless, the vulnerable are bullying our brothers and sisters, writes retired Bishop Kenneth L. Carder. Read more

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Hate Speech

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Dehumanizing and demeaning speech directed toward other human beings is more than a language problem, writes retired Bishop Kenneth L. Carder, who reminds his readers of what Jesus said in Matthew 15:18 about what truly defiles a person. Read more

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Retired Bishop Kenneth L. Carder will support the 2019 General Conference from afar while he remains home to continue similar sacred work – the loving care of his wife, Linda, who is under hospice care for dementia. Read more

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The gospel of Jesus Christ that reconciles us to God and one another is more important than any divisions we may have, says retired Bishop Kenneth Carder. Read more

A Way Forward 3 Comments

Responses to Bishop Ken Carder's recent post on changing his mind about accepting LGBTQ people show that United Methodists are more accepting than expected, and that legislation won't solve the church's dispute. Read more

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Retired Bishop Ken Carder's wife Linda, suffering from dementia, was given a prognosis of six months to a year when she entered hospice care – 30 months ago. Read more

Practicing Faith

Retired Bishop Kenneth L. Carder now believes that The United Methodist Church needs to do away with all its restrictive language regarding homosexuality. Read more

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Even more than its institutional threat, splitting The United Methodist Church would bring personal grief for the community that has nurtured his faith journey, writes retired Bishop Kenneth L. Carder. Read more

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The "festering heresy" confronting The United Methodist Church isn't whether homosexual practice is sinful, but the threat to sever the essentials of the gospels – truth and love, writes retired Bishop Kenneth L. Carder. Read more

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The best path to United Methodist unity, writes retired Bishop Kenneth L. Carder, is to spend two weeks "living where Jesus lives" among the homeless, the addicted, the elderly, the infirm, the poor, and the undocumented. Read more

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Love One Another

Photo Courtesy of Jason B. Morris

"However we may rationalize schism as faithfulness to truth and orthodoxy, or as the cost of bold prophetic witness, the world correctly sees it as the failure to love," asserts retired Bishop Kenneth L. Carder. Read more

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Dying Girl

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Confronted by a caller over his opposition to the death penalty, Bishop Ken Carder discovers that their argument fades when his caller's story uncovers a mother grieving for her murdered daughter. Read more

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Carder Family

Photo by Matt Brodie

We need to see one another not as a collection of "symptoms" or labels, but as life stories within the broader story of God, writes retired Bishop Ken Carder, whose wife Linda has dementia. Read more

Practicing Faith