The Institute on Religion and Democracy’s (IRD) former President Diane Knippers served as Managing Editor and current IRD Board Member Helen Rhea Stumbo served as Editor.
In 1989, the Women’s Task Force of Good News expanded into the Evangelical Coalition for United Methodist Women (ECUMW) and then later evolved into the Renew Network and continues to work as affiliate of the Good News organization.
We must be willing to listen and respond lovingly at God’s table with scripture as our conversational lens.” “I would like to say that we study together, pray together, and engage in holy conversation with one another and with medical/psychological experts about the issue.
Sadly, I am afraid we are too polarized to do that in any meaningful way.” “Acts of disobedience to current covenant law, though believed by objectors to be grounded in love, justice, and mercy, cannot be exempted from the actions required to hold people accountable for breaking covenant.
Renew’s origins date back to the mid-1970s when a small group of evangelical women grew concerned over the direction of the Women’s Division programs and policies.
At the time, the group united under the name of the Women’s Task Force of Good News and began publishing a periodic newsletter which quickly grew in circulation.
Jack stood beside me in more than one foxhole when the leadership of the church was introducing a change that caused conflict within the congregation.
* Do you enjoy friendships outside your congregation?Entering this trust, we surrender our expressive individualism. But our reforming observes the ‘sacred trust’ and never undermines it.” “When one has friends or family who are gay or lesbian, then their personal names take the place of the label ‘homosexual.’ This changes how one speaks of, acts toward, and thinks about the matter. Can we judge so harshly a sibling, cousin, or child?We presume the church, because of revelation and wisdom, has truth. ” “Humans are created to demonstrate humane and gracious love while acting for justice and mercy. Gay marriage will happen just as the roles of blacks and women changed the “We are a table people.That will allow for the prosecution of those crimes at any time. He’s a physician who is known for being ethical and compassionate.