Covenant and schism in the UMC
A growing number of UMC clergy are performing same-sex weddings in open defiance of the Book of Discipline. What happens next?
A different way of seeing
Seeing has distracted me from learning how the light inside me works, fooled me into thinking I have a clear view of where the road leads.
Ministerial group bridges left-right divide
Afterwards, Larry Engel thanked Mike Breininger for running a productive meeting. Breininger was startled: "I don't recall a liberal pastor ever complimenting me."
An invitation to silence
We began our business meeting in the chapel with dimmed lights. I led the board through several calming prayers, noticing our breath and heartbeats.
Ashes in the streets
At our first outdoor procession, I felt awkward. I’d led liturgies before, but my church life and my real life didn’t usually intersect so publicly.
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