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Many Christians think socialism is at odds with their faith. But Jesus taught (and the early church modeled) principles very much in line with socialist thinking. Let’s take a look at the many things Jesus had to say on this subject. Lucien Greaves, Auryn, Pagan, Wiccan, Magick, Atheism, Marriage Advice, Christianity, Catholic Beliefs

Why are Some Catholics Militarizing Their Faith?

Why do some men feel the need to militarize the trappings of their spirituality? Even more than a "church militant" feel, they take on the accouterments and lingo of the actual military.

Is there a Christian doctrine that leads to full inclusion of LGBTQ folks in the church? Yes, says Rev. In fact, it might be the most important doctrine that leads to full inclusion. Read on as he explains! United Church Of Christ, Churches Of Christ, Unclean Spirits, Luke 9, The Transfiguration, Jesus Heals, Jesus Face, Latin Words, Women Names

The Christian Doctrine that Leads to Full Inclusion

Is there a Christian doctrine that leads to full inclusion of LGBTQ folks in the church? Yes, says Rev. Adam Ericksen. In fact, it might be the most important doctrine that leads to full inclusion. Read on as he explains!

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United Methodists Face Fractured Future

The decision by United Methodists to reaffirm a traditional stand on homosexuality and marriage leaves the church's future unclear.

Jacob Tobia grew up a gender non-conforming child in the Triangle. And while many narratives of LGBTQ life in the South are saddled with stories of Transgender Man, Transgender Community, Self Deprecating Humor, Gender Nonconforming, Gender Binary, Youth Center, The Daily Beast, Genderqueer, How To Apply Makeup

‘A Coming Of Gender Story’ From NC To Hollywood: Meet Jacob Tobia

Jacob Tobia grew up a gender non-conforming child in the Triangle. And while many narratives of LGBTQ life in the South are saddled with stories of

Methodist churches nationwide are publicly rebelling against the denomination’s anti-LGBTQ stance Prayer Flags, God Loves You, General Conference, The Covenant, Sign Quotes, Christianity, The Unit, Pastor

Methodist churches nationwide are publicly rebelling against the denomination’s anti-LGBTQ stance

The United Methodist Church is facing a schism over its anti-LGBTQ stance...

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Language. Nature. Fruit: A Biblical Case for Inclusion

It’s not a sin to be gay. MIC DROP. But really, it’s not, and I’m here to explain why. I hope you’ll go on this little journey with me. This is no time for shortcuts, so make some coffee and settle in.

This is not a post about General Conference or LGBTQ rights. But it does start that way. Over the last several months LGBTQ+ allies have i. Talk About Marriage, Bible Commentary, Roman 1, After Divorce, General Conference, Jesus Quotes, Fun To Be One, Current Events

The Art of Eisegesis

This is not a post about General Conference or LGBTQ rights. But it does start that way. Over the last several months LGBTQ+ allies have i...

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Iowa pastor expects to be shut out by United Methodist Church vote to continue LGBTQ ban

Blaedel is facing the third formal complaint in as many years, for being a "self-avowed practicing homosexual."

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How Do You Reconcile Your Trans Identity With Your Religion?

How did you reconcile your trans identity with your religion? The question comes up after almost every talk I give, in every one on one conversation, and I always, always, always struggle to answer it. Because honestly? I didn’t feel like the two identities needed to be reconciled. But that’s not

The United Methodist Church just made life worse for queer people like me, but I’m not leaving Kinds Of People, People Like, Emotionally Exhausted, Lesbian, Watch, Life, Pastor, Clock, Emotionally Drained

The United Methodist Church just made life worse for queer people like me, but I’m not leaving

Last week, members of the United Methodist Church held a polarizing vote to toughen their rules on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy,

Pastor Adam Hamilton speaks to his congregation after the UMC general conference voted to add more conservative language and consequences for actions to their Book of Discipline concerning LGBTQ persons. Adam Hamilton, Family Meeting, General Conference, Nyc, Shit Happens, Ministry, March, Language, Training

General Conference Next Steps

This Resurrection Family Meeting with Pastor Adam Hamilton happened at Resurrection Leawood on March 3, 2019. Visit https://cor.org for more from Church of the Resurrection.…

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You Loved Me First #UMC

Why did you join a church you didn’t agree with? Why don’t you leave and join a church you agree with?

How denominations split: Lessons for Methodists from Baptist battles of the - Religion News Service Baylor University, General Conference, Battle, Religion, News, Religious Education, Faith

How denominations split: Lessons for Methodists from Baptist battles of the '80s

(RNS) — Now that the Methodists have reached the precipice, the very complicated organizational work of division has to get underway, and one thing is sure: Nothing will happen quickly.

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We're worthy of God's love: a queer Methodist on the anti-LGBTQ+ policy

I’d like to think that the Traditional Plan won’t change the way my congregation sees me, but it hurts me to know that my global church doesn’t want me.

After a vote against LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage, the church faces a possible split and queer members are agonizing over whether to stay or go. Jay Williams, Youth Leader, Black Church, The Rev, General Conference, The Covenant, Lgbt, Marriage, Pastor

‘Where Would I Go? This Is My Home’: Queer United Methodists’ Uncertain Future

After a vote against LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage, the church faces a possible split and queer members are agonizing over whether to stay or go.

The Rev. Bruce C. Birch, noted Bible scholar and former dean of Wesley Theological Seminary, tells his former international students that their General Conference votes against LGBTQ people excludes him as well. John Calvin, Church Ministry, The Rev, Open Letter, General Conference, Oppression, Be Yourself Quotes, Birch, Dean

Retired Bible Scholar Withdraws from International Connections

The Rev. Dr. Bruce C. Birch, noted Bible scholar and former dean of Wesley Theological Seminary, tells his former international students that their General Conference votes against LGBTQ people excludes him as well.

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