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Commentary: Scripture and the Christian Moral Life

*by David Watson There’s a lively conversation taking place online about the best ways for Christians to interpret the Bible. In particular, I’ll point out recent posts by Adam Hamilton and Ben Witherington, both of whom are very fine thinkers and committed servants of the church. I’d like to weigh in on this discussion, specifically […]

Adam Hamilton starts new series on the Bible, homosexuality, and the UMC

Adam Hamilton, the pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection  (the largest United Methodist Church in the U.S.) has started a new series on his blog titled “The Bible, Homosexuality, and the UMC.” Hamilton is offering the series in preparation for the United Methodist General Conference which begins on May 10 in […]

Recently Viewed: Slaughter and Hamilton unpack civil religion

Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City, OH has recently published a couple of interviews between their Sr. Pastor, Mike Slaughter, and Adam Hamilton, Sr. Pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS. One of the topics they address is the prevalence of civil religion in American society, and how that can be […]

Discussion on “A Way Forward” Continues

Yesterday Rob Renfroe of Good News, A Forum for Scriptural Christianity posted an open letter to Rev. Adam Hamilton and Rev. Mike Slaughter, challenging the content of their proposal for a means by which the United Methodist Church might remain institutionally united while still divided by issue. The “A Way Forward for a United Methodist […]

Faith in Action: Wesleyan message losing out, but it need not be so

Recently there has been a lot of talk in social media about the “visibility” of the Wesleyan message in the larger culture.

Methodists can generally expect to be heard by other Methodists. But are they being heard “out there” in the wider world? Is their message reaching the unchurched, especially?

UM pastor Mark Holland elected mayor of Kansas City, Kan.

The Rev. Mark Holland, a United Methodist pastor, has been elected mayor of the unified government of Kansas City, Kan., and Wyandotte, Kan. Dr. Holland, pastor of Trinity Community (United Methodist) Church, won with 56 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election. “It’s an overwhelming sense of gratitude,” he said when asked by phone today […]

UM clergywoman is a ‘first’ at National Cathedral

The job of arranging a memorial service for the first man to walk on the moon fell, in large part, to the first United Methodist to serve as worship director for the Washington National Cathedral, in Washington, D.C. The Rev. Gina Campbell worked behind the scenes to make sure that the Sept. 13, 2012 farewell […]

Learning from Adam Hamilton’s homily at National Cathedral

By Ben Gosden, Special Contributor… Like many proud United Methodists I watched the Rev. Adam Hamilton give the homily at the National Prayer Service this past Tuesday. The service was in the historic National Cathedral and celebrated our religious diversity in America. To have a United Methodist pastor give the sermon for such an event […]

SMU Professor: Adam Hamilton brought Wesleyan message to national stage

By Maria Dixon Hall, Special Contributor… Editor’s note: The Rev. Adam Hamilton, senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, delivered the sermon at the Jan. 22 National Prayer Service at Washington National Cathedral, a post-inaugural event attended by President Obama and Vice President Biden and their spouses.  Maria Dixon Hall, associate professor of organizational communication in […]

Commentary: God has never been a stranger in our public schools

By Adam Hamilton, Special Contributor… One reaction to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been a call to “put God back in the schools.” I even heard one person suggest that the violence that happened in the school was because “we took God out of public schools.” As a pastor, I have a […]