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Gay pastor agrees to leave her post at Johnson County church

Cynthia Meyer, pastor at Edgerton United Methodist Church, came out to her congregation in January. That’s a fireable offense in the denomination. A policy change that she hoped for at the Methodist General Conference in May didn’t happen. To avoid a trial, she agreed to leave her post at the end of August.

Faith

Nazarene university professor shares views on God, loses academic freedom

Northwest Nazarene University theology Professor Thomas Jay Oord doesn’t think of God the way a lot of Sunday church-goers do. As some Nazarenes pushed back against his views, Oord found a school administration and a church that did little to protect him. Following the Oord experience, the Nampa, Idaho, school is doing its own soul-searching on governance and religious freedom.

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Thomas Jay Oord talks about temptation

The Rev. Thomas Jay Oord meets with fellow Nazarenes at The Table, a Nazarene Church he helped found in Nampa.
Bill Roberts broberts@idahostatesman.com
Thomas Jay Oord talks about temptation 1:26

Thomas Jay Oord talks about temptation

Overland Park Torah procession 1:29

Overland Park Torah procession

KCK pastor C.L. Bachus reacts to the Dallas police shootings 2:46

KCK pastor C.L. Bachus reacts to the Dallas police shootings

Kansas City area clergy members react to the Dallas shootings 2:52

Kansas City area clergy members react to the Dallas shootings