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Commentary: Christian ethics in volatile times
What should a United Methodist do when there is a conflict between church law and moral conscience? The Rev. Darryl W. Stephens looks at past answers to that question. Read More
Commentary: What’s next for Standing Rock?
The Rev. David Wilson says the mood has changed at Standing Rock, but water protectors haven’t given up their fight to protect Mother Earth. Read More
Commentary: Lawyer on meaning of bishop ruling
Lawyer who argued the request for a declaratory decision on election, consecration and nomination of a gay bishop offers his interpretation of the Judicial Council’s ruling. Read More
By the Rev. Keith Boyette | May 9, 2017
Commentary: Attorney on confusion over Oliveto’s status
Attorney for Western Jurisdiction contends Bishop Oliveto’s election, consecration proper under church law. Read More
By Richard Marsh | May 3, 2017
Commentary: Who ‘counts’ in ministry any more?
As the denomination struggles with declining U.S. membership, a chaplain at a United Methodist-related college wonders who counts in his campus ministry. Read More
Commentary: Can our ‘way forward’ be reconciliation?
African clergyman says the “way forward” for The United Methodist Church involves reconciliation. Read More
Commentary: Understanding renewal, reform group positions
The Rev. Walter Fenton, an analyst for Good News, writes about what members of renewal and reform groups see as misunderstandings or mischaracterizations of their positions. Read More
Commentary: Legal challenges to ‘unlawful’ marriages in Methodism
Questions of divorce and remarriage by clergy and members were considered by Methodism’s top court long before same-sex marriage became an issue. Read More
Commentary: An executive order with memory
Trump’s executive order on immigration brings back memories for Japanese Americans, who this weekend mark the anniversary of a similar moment in history from the last century. Read More
Commentary: Conferences need final say on gay issues
Retired bishop says the annual conference, not General Conference, has the responsibility for addressing moral issues involving clergy. Read More