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Why reopening a church is different

5/19/2020 — Guest Blogger - Alex Shanks       Everywhere we turn, people are talking about reopening.  Should churches simply follow the same guidelines regarding reopening as other institutions?  I believe there are practical principles and theological reasons why reopening our church campuses requires a different kind of thinking.  The church shouldn’t be looking to sidestep the guidelines.  The church shouldn’t be simply reacting ...

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Commentaries

The Disintegration of the Church, A Meditation on Ash Wednesday, 2014

"God Hath Bid All Humankind":  Generous Orthodoxy and our Mission with Gays and Lesbians
in the  United Methodist Church  July 26, 2013

Sanford, the peace of Christ and our birthright gift  July 15, 2013

Newtown, the shadow of death and the path of peace  Dec. 18, 2012


Statements

Bishop/Cabinet Statement on Orlando Shooting

Bishop's Letter on Hospitality and the Refugee Crisis