August 20, 2014
United Methodism’s United Theological Seminary continues being a major force for theological, spiritual, and charismatic renewal in the denomination and beyond.
August 14, 2014
United Methodist youths and young adults gathered from around the world in the Philippines for worship, fellowship, and grappling with some of the denomination’s major theological and global divisions.
August 8, 2014
A recent gathering of young United Methodists in the Philippines displayed a microcosm of the denomination’s struggles with representation and global inclusion.
August 7, 2014
An important review of how much of United Methodism’s youth and young-adult ministry is failing.
July 23, 2014
During its quadrennial meeting in the Philippines, the UMC’s Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly (GYPCLA) rejected three resolutions to affirm homosexual behavior.
July 7, 2014
Even as US culture changes, new data show the United Methodist Church in the United States shrinking where it secularizes its values and growing where it does not.
July 3, 2014
Formal complaints have now been filed against the 36 renegade United Methodist ministers who jointly presided over a publicity-stunt same-sex union ceremony last fall are now facing formal complaints.
July 2, 2014
A round-up from around United Methodist cyberspace of reaction to Adam Hamilton and Mike Slaughter’s “Way Forward” for the UMC’s sexuality controversies.
June 24, 2014
A regional appeals committee of the United Methodist Church has reinstated the clergy credentials of a former pastor who was recently defrocked for performing a same-sex union ceremony.
June 10, 2014
I earlier gave a summary response to the proposal of the Rev. Adam Hamilton and others for the United Methodist Church to follow the lead of the Episcopal Church on sexual morality while adopting…
June 9, 2014
A response to Adam Hamilton’s plan for the United Methodist Church to follow the Episcopal Church’s liberalizing lead on sexual morality, while radically loosening the denomination’s connectional ethos and structure.
June 3, 2014
The following sermon was delivered by UMAction Director John Lomperis on Sunday, April 27 at First UMC of Michigan City, Indiana First Lesson: 1 Peter 3:13-22 Second Lesson: Acts 2:1-41 Around this…