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Why many Methodists still oppose same-sex marriage

Signs display messages about gay marriage in front of the Devon Park United Methodist Church polling site on Tuesday, May … Continued

‘With Liberty and Justice for ALL’

AP The Rev. Delman Coates, senior pastor of Mt. Enon Baptist Church in Clinton, Md., speaks while the Rev. Al … Continued

Prominent black clergy support Maryland same-sex marriage

Hamil R. Harris The Rev. Delman Coates, pastor of Mount Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, Md., talks about the campaign … Continued

Does nuclear power usurp the power of God?

The world is responding to the horrible devastation from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan with compassion and offers of … Continued

Faithfully rich

By David Waters The founders of Facebook are joining 55 other billionaires who have pledged to give most of their … Continued

A digital reformation?

By David Waters While a New Jersey pastor was ordering his married staffers to quit Facebook or resign, a U.S. … Continued

The future of the Evangelical church

By Scot McKnightprofessor, author, blogger, and contributor to Some are announcing the end of evangelicalism, like former evangelical and … Continued

NCAA championship: Methodists vs. Christians

By David Waters Tonight’s NCAA men’s basketball championship pits the Methodists (a.k.a. the Duke Blue Devils) against the Christians (a.k.a. … Continued

Clergy Dilemma: What to Wear

By Rev. Susan Baller-ShepardPresbyterian minister Sitting down to Chinese food last month with my clergy pal Karen, I said to … Continued

Seven Suggestions for Christians in the Public Square

We have entered what columnist Kathleen Parker calls “a political era of uninhibited belligerence,” that is finding expression in sermons, … Continued

Separation of Church and

The Methodist Church of Great Britain has became the second denomination to restrict participation in the far-right British National Party, … Continued

Take the Money, Brett Favre

Brett Favre has never been one of those Christian athletes who point to the heavens every time they make a … Continued

The Undead World Of Supernatural Junk Thought

There is absolutely no difference between supernatural beliefs in such ancient systems of junk thought as astrology and supernatural beliefs … Continued

Black Church and Black Liberation Theology: Notes on Listening

Much has been said, replayed, and critiqued about the sermons of Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright of Trinity United Church of … Continued

Hillary’s Religious Appeal

This week all anyone can think about is the New Hampshire primary. I remember long ago, like two weeks, when … Continued

Blue State Methodist, Red State Methodist

By CARL BERNSTEIN Before making a final decision in 1999 to undertake a biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton, I called … Continued

‘Peaceful, Industrious and Law-Abiding People’

In 1860, the great British explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton traveled to New York and Washington, D.C., then made his … Continued