Perhaps it is a sign of a character defect, but I make a regular habit of reading two blogs from the activist wings of United Methodism. The Reconciling Ministries Network Blog offers a steady stream of posts from the liberal wing of the church. The Institute of Religion and Democracy’s Juicy Ecumenism blog sounds off from the conservative battlements.
Both blogs write a lot about sexuality. Both are unapologetically political in their analysis of the denomination. Neither likes the mushy middle where so many conflicted United Methodists dwell.
Here are a pair of recent posts from each blog that made me stop and go “hmmm.”
From the right: “Liberal United Methodists ‘Not Optimistic’ about Future of Denomination”
From the left: “Marriage Anxieties”