The Methodist dilemma: Orthodoxy and diversity (part 1)

This year across the United Methodist Church, annual conferences have elected or will be electing clergy and lay delegates to send to general and jurisdictional conference.1 This past week at the Mississippi Annual Conference, there were two slates that had been created that clergy were encouraged to vote for. One was brought forth as an Read More

The Church as a hospital

In my previous post, I noted┬áChristians are judgmental because the Church is made up of sinners. If the Gospel is accomplishing its goal, the Church will have those people who rub others the wrong way. Yet, there is something deeply unsettling about that notion. Shouldn’t the Church be known for how it loves one another, Read More