Dear Big Middle

Dear Big Middle,* Today I start a series of short blog entries, aimed at The Big Middle of the United Methodist Church. “Big Middle” is a term of endearment. Many people believe you Big Middlites actually hold the key to our being able to move forward on the issue of same sex marriage. I agree […]

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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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What Jesus Says About Homosexuality

There is much confusion in our culture as to precisely what Jesus says about homosexuality in the Bible. Given the passionately held anti-gay stance of many churches, most people assume Jesus must have spoken harshly and extensively on the topic. In an effort to clarify, we’re providing a high resolution photo of the precise passage […]

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Merry Christmas, Everybody

http://vimeo.com/51786712 For all the UMC drives me mad, I’m Methodist to my core, and so thankful that our church puts out messages like this during the holy-days. Merry Christmas, everybody. Related articles War on Advent (sandystrachan.wordpress.com) The REAL War Against Christmas (jaybsnyder.com) Christmas or Stressmas? (moremoneymorechoices.wordpress.com) How to have a happy holiday without spending big […]

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Autumn, And The Far Too Long Line

I commend to you this blog, written by Autumn Dennis, about her decision to remove herself from the ordination process in the United Methodist Church. Titled, “A Time to Stay and a Time to Leave,” you can find it at RMN today. She describes her recent decision this way: “I cannot pledge to uphold that […]

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