What Do We Let Into Church?

Ultimately the refusal of congregations to allow yoga as a form of exercise and the presence of Muslims for either prayer or even self-representation is a sign of our fear of actually engaging the world Jesus died to save. It is a fear of truly being faithful to Christ. [Read more...]

The Transformation of the World?

United Methodists will be familiar with one of our efforts at corporate branding: “Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the World.” I’d like to offer a few comments. They don’t reflect the full complexity of our history, nor are they my definitive view. I do hope they will get us to think [Read More...]

Rethink Church?

“We talk about a decline in church membership over these decades, but the reality is that there was a decline in simply being church. United Methodists and the general public sensed this decline in being church and left, or left us alone.” [Read more...]

Christian Identity in a Pluralistic World

“How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land?”

The lament of the Israelites exiled to Babylon lies un-articulated behind the real anxiety that many American Christians feel, and the mistrust and even hatred they express toward the raising of mosques and Hindu and Buddhist temples in communities that once took for granted a shared Christian identity. Is America becoming a land foreign to Christianity? [Read more...]


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