Archives for March 2013

Bishop: Close clergy’s tax loophole for housing

By Bishop Jack M. Tuell, Special Contributor… I have just completed my 2012 federal income tax return and sent it off with a sigh of relief. But once again I was troubled by something in the tax code that gives me a huge advantage over almost everyone else except other clergy. I refer to the IRS […]

Bishop is wrong on marriage stand

I am writing regarding the letter written by Bishop Sally Dyck to clergy and members of the Northern Illinois Conference expressing her support of same-sex marriage legislation (Reporter, Jan. 25). It is clear that the United Methodist Book of Discipline does not support her stance. Much more importantly, the Bible is clear on its view […]

Give it up – UMs mark Lent by giving up, giving away and helping out

Two or three times a week, Allison Griffin meets business associates at a Starbucks around town. Each time, she pays $3.75 for an iced espresso drink. But during Lent, which began Feb. 13 and ends on Easter Sunday, March 31, Ms. Griffin is foregoing the espresso and making do with a cup of ice water. […]

Q&A: New miniseries brings Bible stories to life

She captured America’s heart every week as the divine messenger on Touched by an Angel. He is the creative genius behind Survivor, The Apprentice and The Voice. Together, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett are one of Hollywood’s most uniquely equipped married power couples. Beginning March 3, you will be able to catch their latest ambitious […]