On Being #Evangelical

For years I’ve called myself an evangelical. There were points at which I was hesitant to embrace this label, partly because, in my lifetime, the term has become increasingly politicized.  Additionally, as a good Wesleyan/Pietist, I ascribe a higher role to tradition than most evangelicals would, so deeply committed are they to the idea of sola…

Let’s Make a Deal, #UMC Style

Warning: Lots of United Methodist insider talk in this post. If you are not United Methodist, you might find this all a bit confusing. In fact, I find it confusing myself.  The Commission on a Way Forward has presented an interim report to the Council of Bishops. The report is not particularly surprising, but it could…