Truth and Consequences

United Methodists are in the middle of a conversation about the consequences of being in ministry with good consciences. An open letter from the Council of Bishops and a recent decision by the Judicial Council have most United Methodists thinking that we are talking...
Smiling

Smiling

Amy DeLong and her partner Val were smiling.  Their family and their love were both recognized publicly not only through their Wisconsin domestic partnership but by a United Methodist Church court.  Their family was also protected from further intrusions into their...
A Place Called Peace?

A Place Called Peace?

Most people eventually got into the basement of Peace UMC of Kaukauna, Wisconsin. If you were stuck outside because there wasn’t enough space following lunch, it wasn’t too bad. I was the first person not to be let in for jury selection. The crew outside brought out...
SMUG

SMUG

My Brain Hurt. As I sat next to Frank, I wondered what it would be like to go home having learned that a supporter and colleague had been murdered.  Frank was in the US when the news that David Kato was murdered in Uganda.  They both had been the target of a newspaper...
Zero Tolerance Zones

Zero Tolerance Zones

Holidays with families of origin or families of choice are fraught with expectations—some positive and some less than positive. Will old habits continue or will new traditions replace them? Some of us simply choose not to go home because it just hurts too much. So...