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Opening Doors to Equality: Same-Sex Marriage Equality a Goal for D.C. Methodist Church

1 Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 02/27/12 12:43 PM ET

Foundry United Methodist Church has joined a growing grassroots movement within the United Methodist church to change the Book of Discipline, our denominational book of policies, that includes a statement prohibiting churches and clergy from performing marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples. As a church dedicated to full inclusion and equality...

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The Magi

Posted December 25, 2011 | 12/25/11 09:15 AM ET

The Sistine Chapel was, of course, stunning but the works of art most fascinating to me were scattered throughout the Vatican gallery. The paintings that intrigued me the most were nativity scenes but, standing there along with the familiar biblical characters, were saints and popes who lived hundreds of years...

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All Saints Day: The Courage to Live Eternally

Posted October 25, 2011 | 10/25/11 02:03 PM ET

In all honesty, I have sometimes been a little embarrassed to admit that I believe in life after death.

It is generally not considered intellectually sophisticated in the western world to believe in ideas we cannot find much evidence to support scientifically. In his introduction to a book of...

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Young Evangelicals Are Shifting on Marriage Equality

Posted September 15, 2011 | 09/15/11 01:11 PM ET

We should not be surprised that a new poll indicates that almost half (44 percent) of young evangelical Christians between the ages of 18 to 29 favor same-sex marriage.

Some will argue that this is the result of the secular culture undermining the Bible. I would argue...

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