The Heartbreak and Hope of Church Schisms

The Heartbreak and Hope of Church Schisms

The United Methodist Church, with 80 million members, is undergoing a schism centered primarily around LGBTQ+ equality. Conservatives hold to a “traditional” understanding of sexuality and marriage, while progressives advocate for all Methodists’ inclusivity and...
Affirmation of Marriage Importance Continues to Drop

Affirmation of Marriage Importance Continues to Drop

The number of U.S. adults who affirm marriage as very important continues to decline, according to a Gallup report published Dec. 28. Overall, 31% say it is very important for couples to marry when they have children together, while 38% say marriage is very important...
The Bible Doesn’t Tell Me So

The Bible Doesn’t Tell Me So

An email from someone I had never met arrived in my inbox in February 2019. We’ll call her Jenny. She had heard me speaking on a series of podcasts produced by the Bible Society, talking about some of the stories of sexually violent men in the Old Testament. As a...