The fundamental differences between self-described progressive Christians and more orthodox believers are commonly described as "they read and interpret the Bible very differently."
United Methodist Lobby Proposes Divesting From Israel, Investing In North Korea, Legalizing Prostitution
The world's lone Jewish state must be singled out for punitive divestment campaigns, while we should at the same time promote economic investment in North Korea, whose government has done absolutely nothing in the area of human rights worthy of specific criticism. And we should take our broad support for sex outside of marriage one step further by advocating legalizing prostitution.
Len Wilson helpfully took the time to compile a list of the 25 fastest-growing large U.S. United Methodist congregations.
RMN or 'Wealthy' Caucus Offers to Pay UMC Clergy Who Break Ordination Vows When Performing Same-Sex Marriage
Yet now a wealthy unofficial caucus group is actually offering to pay United Methodist clergy who break their ordination vows.
The arguments in many Western churches today over whether or not to abandon very clear biblical and historic Christian teaching against homosexual practice have raised the question of what other biblical boundaries for sexual ethics might also become up for grabs, after Scripture is abandoned as authoritative for morality.
Much more than a single article could be written detailing all the ways in which American evangelical Protestantism looks very different from the early church. Certainly not all of the developments in our external circumstances or internal practices have been for the worse.
Within the last few weeks, we have seen a lot of commentary on Bart Campolo, a former United Methodist youth pastor and son of famous liberal evangelical speaker and author Tony Campolo, leaving Christianity to become a devotee of "secular humanism."
The dust has settled. The lockdown has concluded. Further arrests have been made. Details keep trickling in to give us a more complete picture. But this evil struck close to home.