BURKE, Va. — Why did Jesus have to die? Was it because God needed to impute perfection to imperfect people or foster reconciliation between irreconcilable people? To the Rev. Morgan Guyton, “the way you answer that question will determine your understanding of atonement, orthodoxy, holiness, Biblical interpretation and just about every other major issue within Christian thought.” Read his commentary.
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Remembering Rachel Held Evans
A United Methodist clergywoman writes about how the work of the Christian writer — who challenged traditional views on the roles of LGBTQ people and women in the church — influenced her and many others.
Commentary: Two decisions, one a danger
The former president of the United Methodist Judicial Council analyzes the court’s rulings on the Traditional Plan legislation and the disaffiliation legislation.
Commentary: Pastor details pain of false arrest
A United Methodist pastor finds God’s grace in his false arrest, which he says gave him the chance to shine a light on what others suffer in a flawed criminal justice system.