One perhaps counter-intuitive possibility to the UMC's impasse over same-gender marriage would be to talk more about straight marriage, writes Dr. David W. Scott. Read more

Global Nature 3 Comments

The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant points out the many ways scripture endorses varieties of marriage considered inappropriate today. Read more

Perspectives 3 Comments

The Rev. Brady S. Whitton suggests that a closer reading of scripture reveals that there are more forms of covenantal union that the "one man, one woman" definition. Read more

Perspectives 3 Comments

Dr. David W. Scott of UM & Global offers four interpretations of the meaning of the African bishops' statement affirming traditional marriage and resisting UMC schism. Read more

A Way Forward

Bishop-elect Karen Oliveto

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Methodism has a history of addressing "unlawful marriages" among clergy through the church's legal process, as it will in April considering the election of Bishop Karen Oliveto, writes Dr. Darryl W. Stephens. Read more

Ordained Ministry

The question of a biblical definition of marriage causes the Rev. Richard Bryant to list marital options found in scripture. Read more

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Wedding rings

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Craig L. Adams outlines how conservative Christians view marriage and why they tend to oppose same-sex marriage despite its increasing acceptance across the United States. Read more

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