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The WCA and REFORMING the CHURCH

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Posted by Jeff Greenway on

This is a talk given by Rev. Dr. Jeff Greenway, pastor of Reynoldsburg UMC in Ohio, at the Wesleyan Covenant Association Conference in Memphis, TN, April 28, 2017. “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and ...

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A Pastoral Letter Concerning the Judicial Council Decision

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Posted by Rev. Dr. Bob Kaylor on

(This blog first appeared on the Wesleyan Covenant Association website.) To say that this has been a pivotal week in the life of the United Methodist Church would be an understatement. On April 28, the Judicial Council ruled that the Western Jurisdictional Conference’s consecration of ...

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(Not) Just Another Week In The UMC

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Posted by Carolyn Moore on

Come, Lord Jesus. It was the prayer of the early church as they strained toward the Kingdom against tides of conflict and persecution. “Come, Lord Jesus!” This week, I find myself praying that prayer with fresh energy as we in my tribe try to make good sense of last week’s ...

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I Was Born This Way

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Posted by Joshua Alexander on

(3 of 3 in this series) Here are the few remaining defenses of pro-homosexuality theology I have been able to find. I hope that anyone reading this will engage the arguments with intellectual honesty and tenacity. If you’d like to comment feel free, just stay polite. (Note: This post is the ...

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For The Bible Tells Me So

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Posted by Joshua Alexander on

(2 of 3 in this series) In my last post, I’m Christian, Whether You’re Gay or Not, I addressed the Christian and Biblical position regarding homosexuality. In short, this position is that homosexual activities are sinful (like many other things), but that forgiveness is available and ...

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I'm Christian Whether You're Gay Or Not

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Posted by Joshua Alexander on

(1 of 3 in this series) Over the last several months an article titled “I’m Christian, unless you’re gay” has received an extraordinary amount of attention from people on all sides of the current culture war over homosexuality. The author’s premise is simple: ...

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Did Jesus Heal A Centurion's Gay Lover?

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Posted by Joshua Alexander on

In discussions of homosexuality and the Bible, sexual revisionists sometimes claim that Jesus said nothing about homosexuality, and consequently that it must not have been an important issue to him. (We’ll call this the Argument from Silence on Homosexual Behavior – or just ...

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Holacaust Remembrance

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Posted by JoAnne Alexander on

http://oakland-church.net/blog/The Yad Vashem holocaust museum in Israel is a stark and unsettling reminder of how quickly the world can move from BDS to outright killing of every Jew. Every time I hear an organization, school, or denomination invoking BDS against Israel, I recognize the same evil ...

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Tags: holocaust, justice

Praying For Nabeel Qureshi

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Posted by Joshua Alexander on

Dear Nabeel, I read your announcement regarding your stomach cancer diagnosis with great sadness for you, your family, and the Church. You have done much to edify your fellow believers and to spread the gospel and, beyond that, the love of Jesus and of others that is evident in your life has ...

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