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"Being faithful sometimes requires us to break the rules:" A Response to the Issue of LGBTQ Inclusion in the UMC.

By | on 19, Nov 2019 |   social justice Theology justice ministry social transformation Voice lgbtq Inclusion Jesus Open and Affirming

“I’d rather be excluded for who I include than included for who I exclude.” This sentence, often appearing on a church sign, shows up fairly regularly on my social media feed, a moving reminder of wha[...]

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THE THREE TRACKS OF SEMINARY: ALL THREE ARE NECESSARY

By | on 11, Nov 2019 |   ministry Formation Voice Vocation Innovation

 

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Water is Life: A Sacred Witness

By | on 14, Oct 2019 |   Theology justice social transformation Voice Environment Ecology Water

The voice of a young Indigenous drummer echoed out over Lake Itasca at the headwaters of the Mississippi River as faith leaders, elders from the White Earth Nation, and climate activists from a variet[...]

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Interview with Dr. Awes-Freeman on Upcoming Screening of Ending the Silence.

By | on 23, Sep 2019 |   Arts Events social transformation Voice lgbtq Church Dialogue Transgender Rights Religion Marginalization Women

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Celebrating Storytellers Melvin and Rose Smith

By | on 03, Sep 2019 |   Arts Theology Exhibit Voice Community Relationships

I met Melvin Smith in the late 90’s while attending a multi-week workshop. As we talked, Melvin described the work that he and his wife Rose were creating and their desire to share it with the broader[...]

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Statement on White Nationalism

By | on 09, Aug 2019 |   news Theology social transformation Voice Gun Violence White Supremacy

The events of the last week tragically remind us of the devastating impact hatred continues to have on our nation. We recognize that these horrific acts of violence far too often have a common thread—[...]

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