Time for a religious gut-check, says the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more


We can't escape responsibility for the Las Vegas shooting massacre because we create the toxic environments in which shooters like Stephen Paddock can develop, writes the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas. Read more

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Charlottesville Meme

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Several United Methodist bishops issued letters to their clergy and congregations urging them to take strong stands against racism and white supremacy on the Sunday after violence in Charlottesville, Va. Read more

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Tiki torches

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The Charlottesville "alt-right" protesters' use of Tiki torches enlightens United Methodist layman Brian Snyder, who says the patio lights show how much the demonstrators need compassion for their misguided bigotry. Read more


Bible Beater

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How can we tell who is a false prophet, as described by Jesus in Matthew 24? They're the people who make our hearts grow cold, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more


Interfaith Movement

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Holman UMC in Los Angeles will be the site of a public witness for civility and an end to racism on Holy Thursday as Californians prepare for the arrival of the presidential campaign and an expected wave of negativity. Read more

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Locked Doors

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The Rev. Christy Thomas takes a "big picture" look at the factors that help to create a culture in which "the other" is dehumanized to become a target for hatred. Read more

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Street Kids

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Perusing online discussions by church members opposed to homosexuality leads the Rev. Christy Thomas to ponder the nature and effects of hatred. Read more

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