Where’s My Voice?

Where’s My Voice?

When I was doing course work at the University of Georgia we had a guest lecturer come to one class to speak to us regarding the importance of diversity.  She highlighted women and Latinos as oppressed and marginalized groups, and contrasted this to those who hold...

The Progressive Potential of Civility

As we struggle in and with the United Methodist Church, we who advocate for a change in the extant policies of the church must confront the problem of how we talk to and about those who disagree with us. I recently published an essay about how Katharine Jefferts...
The Bishop’s Wedding Band

The Bishop’s Wedding Band

“Do you know the General Rules of our Church?” the bishop asked us as we stood before the Clergy Session.  “Will you keep them?”These General Rules originated in John Wesley’s Methodist Societies, and one of them is a prohibition of...