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Council of Bishops president speaks following shooting deaths

Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued the following statement on behalf of the Council in the wake of shootings in the U.S. this week: In the aftermath of violent deaths this week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Dallas, Texas, we speak to a nation that […]

Recently Read: On Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and Government Terror

by David Gushee The favorite Bible passage for traditional Christians related to government authority is Romans 13:1-7. One key line in that passage says this (v. 3, NRSV): Rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you wish to have no fear of the authority? Then do what is good, and […]

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