What Is the Church?
The church is the joyful company of all those who have been redeemed and brought into right relationship with God. Jesus declared that he was going to build a new community known as the church. Jesus did not use the more common expression of a “congregation” or a “synagogue” to describe his new community, but […]
Toronto Mayor’s “Drunken Stupor” Self
Last week Toronto Mayor Rob Ford finally admitted to smoking crack cocaine. A video tape had surfaced which made the previous denials difficult to sustain. When the Major finally spoke publicly about the incident his explanation was, in some ways, more surprising than the original admission. Mayor Ford said that the incident happened about a […]
Bishop Talbert Defies the Discipline
Those who follow United Methodist news will be well aware that on Saturday, October 26th, retired Bishop Melvin Talbert defied the Discipline of the United Methodist Church, the Scriptures, and the pleading of the resident Bishop of Alabama, Debbie Wallace-Padgett, and performed a same sex marriage between Bobby Prince and Joe Openshaw near Birmingham, Alabama. […]