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Fault Lines in United Methodism

  Ed. Note: Today's column brings together several United Methodist voices to reflect on last week's special session of the United Methodist Church's (UMC) General Conference and the denomination's decision to strengthen its ban on the ordination ...

March 4, 2019

sexual abuse | same-sex marriage | Kamasutra | Methodism | Roman Catholicism

Raw Religion

This Sightings column is about "religion in the raw," and even the rawest—and most damaging—forms of religion. That is because Sightings is keen to catch a glimpse of religion wherever and whenever it appears in public life, and we can’t ignore "raw ...

February 25, 2019

episodes | Methodism | moments | politics | utopianism

The Moment

Rarely does the name of a Protestant denomination receive mention in a headline. Unless an article refers to a churchly scandal or schism, it’s not news. Community-building, counseling and consoling, engaging in voluntary acts of service—activities w...

September 26, 2016