United Methodist theology

The Rev. Jack Shitama expands on his previous post on mature discipleship with guidance on how to help form and guide followers of Jesus. Read more

Practicing Faith

News that The United Methodist Church will have a new hymnal after all is a good sign, writes Geoffrey Kruse-Safford. Read more


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


Craig L. Adams asks: What if authentic Christian faith isn't about the things we believe (and fight about), but the way we live in our relationships with one another and with God? Read more

Perspectives Archive

Questioning Duo

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My One Idea – What's Yours?

If everything else was stripped away, what would be the one great idea you'd want to share and remember? asks the Rev. Andy Bryan. Read more

Oct 10, 2014 12:48 PM Andy Bryan 4 Comments


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Seminarian Gabe Horton has studied some of today's most popular hymns and discovered some expected and some surprising theological themes. Read more

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In keeping with Jewish practice, Jesus conferred upon his disciples the power to "bind" and "loose" -- to interpret the application of scripture to life, which should encourage supports of LGBT inclusion, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

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Sound Theology

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What Does It Matter?

"Jedi Pastor" Ken L. Hagler examines why sound theology is so important to living life with faithfulness and integrity as a Christian. Read more

Feb 20, 2013 9:18 PM Jedi Pastor Ken