For the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant, the United Methodist form of orthodoxy centers on those practices that "do right by God and neighbor." Read more

Local Church

Whenever we isolate a group of folks, turn them into social lepers, we have just lost Jesus, because he will go and stand with the isolated, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton. Read more

Ordained Ministry

"Evangelical" Christianity and the new social category of "woketivism" are remarkably similar in their adherence to hard beliefs about humanity, but both can become toxic if they're ends in themselves, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more

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Bible with Cross Shadow

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The idea that "salvation isn't just a cheesy Disneyland afterlife in the sky" forms one of the 10 principles that the Rev. Morgan Guyton says should guide the new Reformation. Read more

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What's killing United Methodism isn't a lack of orthodoxy, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton, but the formulaic application of doctrine to spirituality that's Wesley's "form of religion, but without power." Read more

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Epworth Pilgrimage

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Like Christ's earliest followers, Methodism's founder John Wesley struggled to discern and teach what following Jesus entails, say Wesleyan scholars interviewed by Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service. Read more

Practicing Faith

Western Christianity sees it as "right opinion," but Eastern Christianity sees orthodoxy as "true glory," a term the Rev. Morgan Guyton finds more appropriate to the nature of faith. Read more

Practicing Faith

The Rev. Jeremy Smith examines recent changes among some groups in which scripture alone is no longer deemed sufficient for Christian belief, but must include ancient creeds and doctrines. Read more

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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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The Rev. John Meunier wonders whether our exercises in theology represent our desire to shape God to our own needs and preferences. Read more


John Wesley by Romney

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Methodism as Option 3

The Rev. John Meunier reviews a book by the Rev. Billy Abraham on Methodism as a third option to "Catholic Orthodox" or "Magisterium Protestant" forms of Christianity. Read more

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G. K. Chesterton

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The Rev. Drew McIntyre takes a page from Christian luminary G. K. Chesterton in comparing some of today's popular theologies to the joy of orthodoxy. Read more


St. Athanasius

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The furor rolls on over Dr. Timothy Tennent's blog casting the United Methodist Church's conflict as a fight between orthodoxy and heterodoxy, as Joel L. Watts adds his perspective on authentic orthodox theology. Read more

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Spanish Inquisition

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What Is a Heretic and What Is Orthodoy?

Looking to the Holy Bible for guidance in defining frequently used terms, the Rev. Morgan Guyton responds to a recent blog post by the Rev. Timothy Tennent, president of Asbury Theological Seminary. Read more

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