We need prophetic and traditional voices

Over 30 years ago, I left my childhood denomination and joined the Methodist church. When people asked me, “Why did you become a Methodist?, I usually answered with one word: “Grace.” In seminary, when I read about Wesley’s idea of “being made perfect in love”, I wrote “this is idiotic. perhaps blasphemous” in the margins […]

a few words from God’s Word about our words

The divided state of America A few words from God’s Word about our words   Our knowledge, speaking and preaching is partial and incomplete. (1 Corinthians 13) Warning: We will give an account to God for all our words. (Jesus Matthew 12:36-37) Our words (typed or spoken) reveal what makes up our hearts. (Jesus Luke […]

The Bible and Homosexuality

The Bible and Homosexuality A Way Forward Thoughts by Pastor Paul Purdue   As United Methodists, “We believe the Holy Bible, Old and New Testaments, reveals the Word of God so far as it is necessary for our salvation. It is to be received through the Holy Spirit as the true rule and guide for […]