Northaven’s Steps Toward Same Sex Marriage

This morning at Northaven Church, our Emeritus Pastor, Rev. Bill McElvaney, announced his intention to perform same sex weddings. Bill has led our church, our city, and helped lead our denomination, for forty years. He continues to lead us now. The people of Northaven gave him a five-minute standing ovation at the conclusion of his […]

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Rev. Bill McElvaney Intends to Perform Same Sex Weddings

As a part of the “Follow Your Heartbreak” series at Northaven Church this morning, Rev. Bill McElvaney has announced his intention to preside at same sex weddings. The full text of this remarks is below. Rev. McElvaney is a retired United Methodist Elder, and emeritus pastor of Northaven Church. In addition to a successful pastoral […]

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Elaine Heath: ” A New Set of Questions about Sex and Sin”

Elaine Heath: ” A New Set of Questions about Sex and Sin” Worth passing on. I think she nails it here: “It is past time to ask new, better questions about sexual virtue and sexual vice. The springboard for the new questions is not genitalia but imago Dei, the inherent sanctity and dignity of human […]

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Thank you, Bishop John Schol

A video of Bishop John Schol, Resident Bishop of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference. I thank him for his willingness to put this message out there. I know there will be Reconciling friends who are deeply cynical about the UMC’s ability to actually do the things he calls for here. But I appreciate that […]

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