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Why Was the 2012 General Conference So Unproductive and Dysfunctional? (Part 4)

December 14, 2012

The Final Judgment: Our UMC Needs Responsible, Courageous, and Trustworthy Leadership By John Lomperis In my recent four-part series, I have recounted how various groups of theologically revisionist activists aligned with the Common Witness…


Why Was the 2012 General Conference So Unproductive and Dysfunctional? (Part 3)

December 12, 2012

Part 3: Protest Making Legislative Change [12/14 Editors note: Reading the "Why Was the 2012 General Conference So Unproductive and Dysfunctional" series for the first time? Here is Part 1, Part 2, and Part 4.] By John Lomperis…


The Attempted Unitarian Universalization of The United Methodist Church

June 5, 2012

by John Lomperis One of the most striking contrasts for me to observe between mainline-denominationally-affiliated theological liberals in “safer” environments like Harvard Divinity School (where I earned my MDiv) vs. in more activist environments…