What My First Marriage Taught Me About Acceptance

What My First Marriage Taught Me About Acceptance

What My First Marriage Taught Me About Acceptance   Even though we weren’t married long, my first marriage taught me about acceptance. Doug, my first husband, was a smart, funny, kind person; a man of deep faith, and a lawyer by training. He had a heart of gold....

Not all Splits are Schism

Will the United Methodist Church split or not over differing interpretations of human sexuality and biblical hermeneutics? That was the topic of informal conversation at a recent denominational retreat I co-led in New England. “If The Way Forward doesn’t come back...

Church at the Speed of Life

Last week, Karen Oliveto, the first openly gay bishop of the United Methodist Church was elected. Much like at her baptism, she was consecrated with the laying on of hands and sacred words of declaration.   She has even been appointed to her place of service for the...