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"On a Cart and a Prayer"
Humor columnist, The Stamford Advocate
"I'm a Methodist minister," the Rev. Amos Sherald responded with a warm smile. By Jerry Zezima "If you come back with everything
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This 1993 Hillary Clinton Interview Gets To The Heart Of The Candidate's Faith
Spirituality and politics have always been deeply intertwined for Clinton.
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A Look Behind The Scenes Of Hillary Clinton's Private Faith Life
And why she often keeps her personal beliefs hidden.
“Stained-glass Rainbow Flag with Cross” by Andrew Craig Williams
A Queer United Methodist's Response To Bishop Karen Oliveto's Election
Erica N. West
Faith-based Community Organizer | YP4 Fellow | Justice Leaders...
This piece was originally published on the Reconciling Ministries Network website on July 21, 2016. As I left this year’s
Jane Simon, MD
Writes a weekly blog, www.drsimonsays.blogspot.com
We can't force someone to forgive. Therefore, the road to forgiveness may also involve understanding the person who has harmed us. This requires starting off on a journey that may entail a close examination of the person we need to forgive. The journey can be long and torturous.
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Outpouring Of Methodist Clergy Pledge Support To LGBT Colleagues
The church General Conference is reviewing 100 pieces of legislation on LGBT inclusion.
An Unconditional Act of Faith -- Rev. Cynthia Meyer Comes Out to Her Methodist Congregation
Director - Transgender Faith Tour
A mere 12 days ago, an extraordinarily brave and faithful soul found herself called by God to declare her own authenticity. She did so publicly in an intentional, courageous and life-changing sermon.
Refrocked and Ready: Franklyn Schaefer, LGBTQ Faith Hero
Suzanne DeWitt Hall
Freelance scribbler, cookbookophile, imagiplationist, and one ...
I get such encouraging feedback about the difference it is making. The story is compelling even to people who are on the
Virgin Birth Can Affect Your Life, Believe It or Not
Author of novels on the intersection of sex and spirituality: ...
I consider myself Christian-among-other-things. Raised a Methodist, I still believe in the Christian creed, liberally interpreted
Man Proposes To Boyfriend At Church, Church Responds Perfectly
This is what acceptance looks like.
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United Methodist Church Pushes New Focus On Community Health
Hillary Rodham Clinton Represents the Unfinished Business of Our Democracy
non-profit consultant, public speaker and political analyst
This is the Hillary Rodham Clinton who, if she runs and is elected president in 2016, will move us another giant step toward forming a "more perfect union" and finishing the business of our democracy.
Why I Officiated a Same-Sex Wedding
Rev. Gil Caldwell
Retired United Methodist Clergy
My "Call" to ministry and my ordination as Deacon in 1956, compels me and frees me to be in complete and total ministry to all of God's people, regardless of who they are, what they have done, or whom they love.
Sunday School Taught Me That Jesus Was Straight... And Other Myths and Legends of Yore
Pastor (Presbyterian Church, USA); Director, School of the Pil...
There was never any discussion about the married status of these biblical people. It was simply assumed that they were all straight, just like my family: a mom and dad, children, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Emory's Controversial, Not-So-Gay-Friendly, Award
Rev. Emily C. Heath
Christian minister and social commentator
Emory must decide: Are they comfortable with one of their schools honoring someone who has made life a whole lot harder for LGBT Methodists? Or are they the university that lives out the values of inclusion in which they take so much pride?
Ecclesia De Lange, South African Lesbian Reverend, Sues Methodist Church After Dismissal
Lawyers representing the church said that the 43-year-old minister disobeyed a church rule, stating that "no positive steps
Bob Edgar: A Christian for the Common Good (1943-2013)
Director, NOLA Wesley Foundation
Bob believed in democracy, and he believed that Christians should fight for the common good. It was devastating to learn of his sudden death this week in a dark time when his prophetic vision has never been more sorely needed.
Do Christian Denominations Have a Future?
Senior Pastor, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church (Minneapolis, MN)
Despite my obvious denominational loyalty I'm not sure Christian denominations have a future -- or whether they even should. Here are five reasons that I not only suspect the day of denominations has passed.
My Top Ten List of 2012 Predictions on Sexuality, Religion, and Public Life
Rev. Debra Haffner
President & CEO, Religious Institute
I think it's safe to predict that sexuality, religion, and public life will continue to dominate the headlines during 2012.
When the Vows Break: Clinton Marriage and Legal Matters of Faith
Attorney, divorce and family law
It's best for inter-faith couples to settle on how they plan to handle a child's religious education and how holidays and religious traditions will be celebrated before they say, "I do."
Elizabeth Warren and Goliath
Christian leader for social change; President and Founder @Soj...
As Elizabeth Warren, a good Methodist, warns: The banks are trying everything they can think of to kill financial reform. And we must not let them do that.
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