Honest To God

Column by Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers on May, 9 2024

When pastors retire after a lifetime of service to the church, they often preach a last sermon unfettered by concerns for continued employment.  It is the sermon “they always wanted to preach” but were afraid to, lest some big contributor take her money and leave the building.  Clergy are, by and large, not a particularly courageous lot.

Have Our Mainline Churches Failed Us?

Column by Fred Plumer on September, 28 2017

I have been wondering lately, if we are really missing the conscience of our mainline churches in our country. Most of us are aware of the political, social and personal conflicts that are going on in our country right now. And most of us are aware of the sad numbers of our dying churches. I have been wondering if there is a connection.

Do Our Seminaries Prepare Clergy for Today’s World?

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on November, 27 2014

Writing about the Theological School at Drew University this past week caused me to think about theological education in general and my own theological education in particular. I loved …

Part XXIX Matthew: Did Jesus Really Walk on Water? Of Course Not!

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on September, 25 2014

Sandwiched between Matthew’s two stories of Jesus feeding the multitude is another popular tale in the gospels. It is the account of Jesus walking on the water. Interestingly …