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Conservative United Methodists Say Divide Over Sexuality Is 'Irreconcilable'
Originally Posted: 05/27/2014 - 10:33am | Type: Blog

Will the United Methodist Church soon have to drop the “United” part of its name? Will the United Methodist Church soon have to drop the “United” part of its name? A group of 8 ...

Q&A: Marilynne Robinson on Guns, Gay Marriage, and Calvinism
Originally Posted: 05/12/2014 - 2:45pm | Type: Blog

Pulitzer-Prize winning author Marilynne Robinson draws a wide fan base that spans lovers of serious literature, including many conservative Christians. Pulitzer-Prize winning aut ...

Between a Rock and a Hard Place in Today's Church
Originally Posted: 07/27/2012 - 11:36am | Type: Blog

For those of us in lay or ordained leadership, the stress of trying to please everyone, or the difficulty of being honest about what we know really must change with people we truly love and admire, often sucks ...

Splinter Churches Realign Mainline Protestantism
Originally Posted: 02/28/2012 - 6:44am | Type: Blog

The question now is whether these breakaway groups signal a seismic shift in American Protestantism, or just a few fissures in the theological terrain. There's a popular sayi ...

John Schmalzbauer answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 02/03/2012 - 9:28am | Type: Blog

Retired political scientist Lyman Kellstedt says there is no single way to define the term "evangelical." But this does not mean we can redefine evangelicalism in our own image. While dreaming of wha ...