Archives for July 2014

The Moral Dilemma for United Methodist Schools

So far as I know, every United Methodist-affiliated college or university would either describe itself or agree with the description of “non-sectarian.”  It means that we do not require anyone to go to chapel, take a particular religion course, or impose the Christian faith in any way on anyone.  No litmus test or control conditions. […]

“Big Tent” Methodism

Off and on since yesterday’s Sunday School class, I’ve been pondering a comment made to me after class.  I’ve heard it many times: “Methodists are big tent people.”  And so I muse…and fume. I must tell a bit of the lead-up to “big tent,” which requires that I  speculate about the speaker’s intentions.  It was […]

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