Becoming God’s Shalom: A Justice Journey

By the Rev. Kay C. Barckley | Photo by Faith Action Network “…in peace and justice Christ brings Shalom. So when we’re living the ways of...

The Complicated Business​ of Celebrating the Past

By Patrick Scriven As a child of the 80s, I've come to realize that I carry a fair amount of nostalgia for some movies and...

Musings: The State of the Modern Church

For more information on these images, visit http://bit.ly/praying-soldiers • http://bit.ly/jesus-drawing • http://bit.ly/sinking-ship • http://bit.ly/camp-worship Musings & Younger Perspectives By Megan Ernst Kilpatrick | Montage by Jesse N....

Commentary: The Pastor as Prude

2013 Academy Awards host Seth McFarlane. Photo courtesy of Disney ABD Television Group; Creative Commons License. Commentary by Rev. Melvin Woodworth* I don’t think I’m unduly...

How is our time of waiting still active and alive?

By Bailey Brawner | Cover photo courtesy of Wikipedia What does it mean to wait for this new thing? Where can we find life in...

Biblical Obedience

By Roy I. Sano, Bishop | The United Methodist Church A growing number of United Methodist clergy are conducting same gender unions in violation of...

A Reflection on the Film “Documented”

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas (center) presented his film "Documented" in Seattle's Wing Luke Museum on October 18, 2014. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn5NoK7fM_Q&w=560&h=315] A Hispanic Happenings Reflection...

Judicial Council ruling finds #UMC Book of Discipline incapable of contextual adaptation

The Rev. Mary Huycke, first elected clergy delegate from the PNW and chair of the WJ Episcopacy Committee, responds to the ruling released by the Judicial Council today. Huycke writes that it was "our church law that was on trial here." The ruling confirms for her that the Book of Discipline lacks the ability to adapt "during a time of transition."

Housebreaking Ageism in the Church

Housebreaking Ageism in the Church | By the Rev. Paul Graves A few months ago, I invited us to consider naming the unidentified elephants that...

Weekend of Resistance: A glimpse inside civil disobedience and my arrest

Colin Cushman, a Master of Divinity student at Boston University School of Theology, stands with the Rev. Michael McBride in protest at the Ferguson...

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