Christian doctrine

The Rev. Jason Valendy realizes that the church's doctrine is the entry point on the journey of faith, not its destination. Read more

Philip Brooks

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In response to scholar Joel L. Watts, seminary-educated lay church worker Philip Brooks says that laypeople have both the capacity and the calling to help The United Methodist Church determine its doctrine. Read more


Calvin vs. Wesley

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John Wesley had a method for defending against heretical teachings, writes the Rev. Laura Felleman, and it's still good to use today. Read more


Council of Nicea Icon

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In a provocative argument, scholar Joel L. Watts contends that forming United Methodist doctrine is a task best left to the denomination's bishops and ordained clergy, without votes by laypeople. Read more

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