John Lomperis

John Lomperis

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.
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Jesus, Judgment, and the Church: Part 5 of 5

September 12, 2014

Didn’t Jesus Say to “Judge Not”? UM Action Director John Lomperis concludes his five-part series on this important, but widely misunderstood teaching of Jesus Christ in this five-part series.

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Jesus, Judgment, and the Church: Part 4 of 5

September 11, 2014

Didn’t Jesus Say to “Judge Not”? UM Action Director John Lomperis continues examining this important, but widely misunderstood teaching of Jesus Christ in this five-part series.

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Jesus, Judgment, and the Church: Part 3 of 5

September 10, 2014

Didn’t Jesus Say to “Judge Not”? UM Action Director John Lomperis continues examining this important, but widely misunderstood teaching of Jesus Christ in this five-part series.

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Jesus, Judgment, and the Church: Part 2 of 5

September 9, 2014

Didn’t Jesus Say to “Judge Not”? UM Action Director John Lomperis continues examining this important, but widely misunderstood teaching of Jesus Christ in this five-part series.

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The State of Our Disunion

September 8, 2014

Remarks delivered by UM Action Director John Lomperis at the annual gathering of evangelicals in the Illinois-Great Rivers Annual Conference.

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Jesus, Judgment, and the Church: Part 1 of 5

September 8, 2014

Didn’t Jesus Say to “Judge Not”? UM Action Director John Lomperis examines this important, but widely misunderstood teaching of Jesus Christ in this five-part series.

Rev. Jerry Kulah speaks at the 2012 General Conference, at which he served as a delegate (Photo credit: UMNS/ Paul Jeffrey)

How NOT to Globally Empower the United Methodist Church

August 26, 2014

Liberal UMC leaders are once again talking about empowering the growing non-American portion of the denomination. But does the proposed solution match the rhetoric?

Professor William Payne (Photo credit: Ashland Theological Seminary)

William Payne: Threats to Religious Freedom in the U.S. Military

August 23, 2014

Rev. Dr. William Payne notes disturbing recent restrictions on religious freedom within the U.S. military.

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GOOD NEWS: United Seminary Continues Renewing the Church

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.

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Young United Methodists Wrestle with Global, Social Divisions

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.

After intense discussions of sexual morality and parliamentary rules, Bishop Pedro Torio (right) of the Baguio Episcopal Area in the Philippines urges calm as Ann Jacob (center), DMYP's co-chair, looks on (Photo credit: John Lomperis / IRD)

A Microcosm of the UMC’s Struggles with Global Inclusion, Representation

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.

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United Methodist Failures with Young People

August 7, 2014

An important review of how much of United Methodism’s youth and young-adult ministry is failing.