A 6 Verse test for General Conference

The upcoming General Conference on human sexuality will say more about our understanding of God than our understanding of human sexuality.   Will we affirm that “we are incorporated into God’s mighty acts of salvation and given new birth through water and the Spirit” and that “all this is God’s gift, offered to us without price?” […]

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 […]


Once upon a time a subsistence sharecropper was plowing a wealthy land owner’s field. Driven by need the sharecropper plowed past the established edges to increase his narrow margin. The sharecropper borrowed to pay for seed, did all of the work and took all of the risk. At the harvest he surrendered better than half […]