The Rev. Greg Weeks finds a model for future Methodist relationships in the words of Micah 6:8, especially humility. Read more

UMC Future 4 Comments

The Rev. Jeremy Smith gives a nuanced explanation of the stages from LGBTQ+ exclusion to full inclusion in church. Read more

Jeremy Smith

Asking someone of a different political persuasion to leave a premises – as a restaurant owner did to presidential spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders – isn't the way to build an inclusive church and community, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

Perspectives 2 Comments

Vestige of a bygone era and loosely affiliated with The United Methodist Church, a restricted Christian community in Michigan faces a lawsuit over discrimination against non-Christian property owners. Read more

The Rev. Alex Joyner questions whether all United Methodist congregations can be inclusive of everyone – hospitality that he sees as God's work. Read more

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Each New Testament book articulates the gospel in a different way, but they all are orthodox and inclusive in their descriptions of Jesus delivering humans from sin to reconciliation, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more

Practicing Faith

Way of Christ

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Following the way of Christ requires excluding the fear, hate and prejudice that keeps us from practicing the radical inclusiveness of Jesus, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more

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The Rev. Wes Magruder calls Christians to focus on their own faithfulness to Jesus' command to welcome strangers in their relationships with Muslims. Read more


Ethnic Caucuses Meet

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Dr. Elizabeth Tapia explores the how and why The United Methodist Church should continue to work at its inclusiveness, based on the theology of its official mission document, "Grace Upon Grace." Read more

Global Nature

The Rev. Talbot Davis examines the exclusive nature of Christian doctrine designed to include everyone in salvation. Read more


Thomas E. Frank

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Religion scholar Thomas Frank poses critical questions to evaluate the Call to Action reorganization proposal. Read more

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