A Bone of Contention

What do you do when the Bible contradicts your deeply held spiritual belief about what the Bible teaches? You could examine the Scriptures’ original languages, historical and cultural setting, verify historical accounts, and come to the conclusion that one of the two is incorrect and if it’s not the Bible, then it can only be […]


Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James (the younger) and Joseph, the mother of Zebedee’s sons, Salome, Joanna the wife of Chuza, Susanna, and many other women were recorded to have followed Jesus as he went from village to village to preach – it’s said they had supported him of their own means and provided […]

The 800 lb Gorilla in the Room Must Be Invisible

Originally posted on JazzPastor:
As voices within The United Methodist Church (UMC) continue to argue human sexuality, vis-a-vis, homosexuality, they continue to do so while ignoring the proverbial 800 pound gorilla sitting in the middle of the room.  A good example of how some of our more thoughtful UMs miss the most crucial point is…