Rumors, politics on three issues at odds with true discernment

At a Conference of Bishops meeting a few years after the 2009 Churchwide Assembly, bishops shared some of the most outrageous suspicions they had heard about the churchwide office. One bishop said a woman fr...

Given competition, is it ‘hub of our week, space of our regrouping’?


There is a Seattle-based caffeinated beverage company that goes to great lengths to provide excellent customer service. Its campaign is to make itself everyone’s “Third Place.” “First Place” is home,...

Jesus didn’t die to change behaviors, political systems, institutions


We are in the middle of Lent—the season of spiritual warfare, or at least really good intentions. Many of us now engage in some form of Lenten discipline. We give up something: chocolate or coffee or...

Church the appropriate place for deep, honest, even painful conversation about race


This summer and fall our country was shaken by violence—the violent encounters between police and young African-American men in Ferguson, Mo., New York and Cleveland, and the violence o...

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As Christian leaders and Bishops of the Church of God who live and minister in a state marked by wide religious and ethnic diversity, we wish to expre...

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