Tag Archives: Same-sex marriage

Table manners

Much of what defined the Corinthian church in the first century of the Common Era was disagreement. It seemed as if disagreements and divisions ran through the church like yeast through a loaf of bread. Members were splitting into factions as groups of them followed different leaders with different theologies (1 Cor. 1:11-12). They disagreed […]

Faith unbound

No one taught me the gospel I proclaimed. I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ (Galatians 1:11-12 paraphrased). Whatever else we Methodists did during General Conference this month, we certainly reaffirmed our inability to agree on matters of human sexuality. We’ve tackled the issue head-on in every General Conference since 1972, four years […]

Always we begin again

My soul, sit thou a patient looker-on; Judge not the play before the play is done; Her plot has many changes; every day Speaks a new scene; the last act crowns the play. —Francis Quarles (1592–1644)   For the past two weeks, we’ve been witnessing a couple of fierce contests come to a kind of […]