The Limits of the Catholic Spirit

The Limits of the Catholic Spirit

Among the many things I’ve always appreciated about John Wesley and our tradition as a whole is Wesley’s sermon “On the catholic spirit.” Note the lowercase “c” — catholic, in this sense, means universal. In the sermon, Wesley addresses diversity of opinion in...

A Prayer for General Conference

I am privileged to attend a Sunday school class full of insightful people who ask great questions and challenge me to think about ideas in new ways. We study the lectionary, and this week, the leader invited us to read three different versions of Psalm 23 and then...
An Inclusive Congratulations

An Inclusive Congratulations

Annual Conference season has arrived, so I wanted to take a moment to express congratulations to everyone who is being/has been commissioned or ordained at annual conference this year. Especially to allies and LGBTQ people who have navigated the arduous process of...
Remembering Who We Are

Remembering Who We Are

Last week in my Sunday School class, someone had the idea that we go around the circle and tell about what our faith backgrounds were before ending up as regulars in this Sunday School class at a United Methodist Church. In a class of about 20, I was somewhat...
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