Like many United Methodists, the Rev. Ben Gosden feels he has a foot in both theological camps and isn't totally happy in either one. Read more

UMC Future 5 Comments

What should be the distinctive marks of a deeply committed follower of Jesus Christ? asks the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more


The Rev. Morgan Guyton thinks that ex-evangelicals on Twitter need to pull back from so much righteous judgment of prominent figures. Read more


Retired Bishop William B. Lewis provides a history lesson on the evolution of today's "evangelical" movement. Read more

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Roy Moore

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New generations of Christians are rejecting the white male authority model of evangelicalism because they can determine truth for themselves, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more



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People with widely varying theological viewpoints claim to be "evangelical," writes Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service. Just don't call them fundamentalist. Read more

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Open Table

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After his own unhappy experience with InterVarsity, which recently purged its staff of people who disagreed with its anti-LGBTQ stances, the Rev. Morgan Guyton invites inclusive campus ministries to form a network. Read more

Good News Mag Cover

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Longtime evangelical activist Dr. Riley B. Case recounts the founding of the Good News movement on its 50th anniversary. Read more

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Florida Bishop Ken Carter advocates for a broader, deeper and more accurate meaning for the much-abused word "evangelical." Read more

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The Rev. Morgan Guyton asks a question he believes is on every evangelical's mind: Have we become what Jesus came to earth to save us from becoming? Read more


Orthodox Video

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Whatever our views on atonement -- and there are many -- it all boils down to the fact that all of us are in need of God's mercy and grace, writes the Rev. Christy Thomas. Read more

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It's cold outside and inside the Church, says the Rev. Tim McClendon, but there's a sure way to warm things up -- a renewed, transforming emphasis on Jesus. Read more

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Angry God

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Is God Offended by Our Sin?

As Lent approaches, the Rev. Morgan Guyton looks at two understandings of the nature of sin, and concludes that their interpretation isn't based so much on God's nature, but on our own. Read more

Feb 3, 2015 11:46 AM Morgan Guyton

Reaction to vote on sexuality

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It's Not Heroic Martyrdom to "Tie Up Heavy Burdens for Others"

Matthew 23 has cautions that all of us Christians should heed no matter what our stances on important issues, especially on the topic of homosexuality, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more

Jul 12, 2013 8:57 AM Morgan Guyton