The Inerrant, Infallible Bible: The Hermeneutical Crisis #UMC #UMCschism

The blogosphere exploded last week after the primarily anonymous “Gang of 80″ announced through Good News their desire to split The United Methodist Church. In my opinion, anyone who thinks this attempt to separate is “good news” has never been through a church split or divorce, but they feel that an interpretative issue is irreconcilable. Infallibility and Inerrancy One paragraph of their…

The Biblical Basis for the Rape-Marriage #UMC

I just read this powerful, compelling, heart-rendering article  by the Rev. Wil(da) Gafney, Ph.D., associate professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, reminding us that the horror of the Nigerian girls being abducted into these “rape-marriages” has a sound biblical basis. – See more at: http://um-insight.net/the-biblical-basis-for-the-rape-marriage-%23umc/#sthash.hfixNpvf.dpuf The author is…

Second Weekend in London: Plays, Parties and Politics

The Theater London is known for its theater, so Friday night, Jonathan, Adriana and I decided we’d indulge. Adriana and I dropped the boys at her sister’s where they would spend the night and hopped a train and tube to Jonathan’s office, right off St. James Park in the heart of London. As we emerged…

Poverty is Everyone’s Problem: How Can We Do Ministry WITH the Poor?

Imagine this scenario:  You and your family are, as are most people in the US, what is called “asset poor.” That is, if family income suddenly disappeared, you would have inadequate reserve cash to live even at the federal poverty level for three months ($1962.50/month for a family of four) and stay current with your…