Simple advice from Jesus to a divided electorate

After months of negative campaigning, it is easy to understand our growing ability to talk past, around, and at each other. Unintended or not, each negative ad or talking point belittling Hillary …

The reasons matter…

When your new focus on discipleship is really just another strategy to grow your church, well, as Scripture says, “Jesus wept.” It isn’t that churches shouldn’t care about discipleship. They …

Real Christians should be thanking Donald Trump

When Khizr Khan spoke last week at the Democratic National Convention it was powerful. In a short and pointed speech, Khan poked a large hole in all the vitriol and bluster …

Lancing the boil of #UMC bigotry

big·ot·ry – noun – intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself. I must confess that I use the word bigotry with some reluctance. Too often people employ the …

What the Hell are we doing on Sunday Mornings?

Guest Post by the Rev. Kathy Neary Christianity is bracing for the Big One.  We are waiting with anxious hearts to see what cataclysmic change is bearing down on us …

Our Connectional Game of Thrones

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A couple of weeks before United Methodists gather in Portland, Oregon for their General Conference, the highly anticipated sixth season of Game of Thrones will debut on HBO. This will be …

The Church has a Jessica Alba-sized Problem

Jessica Alba’s Honest Company has a problem. It’s a problem many churches can relate to. Founded by Alba and Christopher Gavigan, Honest Co. has built its brand on the promise …