John Lomperis is IRD’s United Methodist Director. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago, and has an M.Div from Harvard University.
Just the facts about the geographically imbalanced distribution of bishops, and consequent denominational influence, within the United Methodist Church.
The Pacific Northwest Conference escalates its history of demanding “autonomy” from the United Methodist Church. What does this mean for the rest of the denomination?
A key pro-homosexuality strikingly admits “the brute facts” that trying to persuade the majority of United Methodists “won’t work.”
UMC Bishop Scott Jones has made clear his firm commitment to upholding the denomination’s biblical policies on sexual morality, and that he will not be intimidated by the mass-disobedience campaign to undermine the church.
Another liberal United Methodist minister who blessed a same-sex union has had his ordination credentials in the denomination terminated. His case illustrates how the divisions in the UMC are about far more than just the presenting issue of homosexuality.