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Don’t You Dare Turn Your Head: The Self-Immolation of The Rev. Charles Moore

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The fiery passion of 79-year-old retired United Methodist pastor The Rev. Charles Moore is raging in my soul right now.  On June 23 around 5:30pm, Moore exited his vehicle in Grand Saline, Texas, doused his body with gasoline and set himself on fire.  After rescue efforts by bystanders, Moore was taken by helicopter to Parkland […]

Courage Not Comfort: A Word to the Rich Young Rulers of Our Churches

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I got a phone call from a friend the other day.  “I have decided to perform a same-sex wedding in defiance of the denomination,” she said.  I congratulated her for her courage and encouraged her to come out publicly with her decision.  “I can’t do that.  I will end up with no job, no insurance […]

The End of Gay Marriage

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  The end is near.  The writing is on the wall.  The courts are ruling in favor of marriage equality one after the other all over our county.  So what happens when marriage is just marriage?  I think there is something to be found both in the struggle and at the end of the road […]

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