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…
May 10, 2014
The United Methodist Church’s finance agency appears to have made a major decision by thinking in terms of money and secular norms to the exclusion of Christian faithfulness considerations.
May 9, 2014
The active United Methodist bishops from around the world gathered together this week amidst increasingly intense divisions within the denomination.
May 7, 2014
United Theological Seminary’s church renewal conference, “Light the Fire!” will be held later this week, May 8-9 in Tipp City, Ohio (near Dayton). This annual event is a great place to connect and be encouraged with other evangelical United Methodists.
May 1, 2014
Top leaders of the United Methodist Church recently gave up on earning the trust of the denomination’s orthodox majority, instead choosing to allow a handful of outside LGBTQ activists to determine its agenda, priorities, schedule, and relationship to the rest of the church.