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Recently Read: Misattributing Evil

by Mark Tooley United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcano of the California-Pacific Conference responded to the Orlando gay nightclub mass murders by a reported pro-ISIS Islamist with the suggestion that her denomination’s traditional marriage teaching is to blame: As I have prayed for the victims of this latest shooting, for the shooter and his family, for […]

Scenarios for the Future of the United Methodist Church

Mark Tooley pulls together many of the dynamics and possible future outcomes of the United Methodist Church that are currently in play.

Recently Read: It’s time for Mark Tooley to stop bullying Stanley Hauerwas and other pacifists

Morgan Guyton takes on Mark Tooley (president of the Institute on Religion & Democracy) for Tooley’s continued attacks on politicians and church leaders calling for peace: When people make these kinds of accusations flippantly without substantiation, they need to be called to account. Tooley doesn’t give any supporting evidence for this tremendous theological claim, which […]

Bob Edgar, UM pastor, led NCC and Common Cause, and served in Congress

The Rev. Bob Edgar, a Democratic congressman and United Methodist minister who went on to lead the National Council of Churches through a painful series of restructuring cuts, died suddenly Tuesday (April 23) at age 69. The man religious leaders remembered as a “bridge builder,” suffered a heart attack and had been exercising on a […]