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May 28, 2014
As the 70th anniversary of D-Day approaches, Congress has proposed the addition of a plaque commemorating FDR’s iconic D-Day prayer to the National World War II Memorial. However, groups such as the UMC’s General Board of Church & Society and the ACLU have come out in opposition to the bill.
March 14, 2014
How cultural captivity and intimidation of churches leads to withholding Christian compassion from the victims of violence all around us.
October 29, 2013
Faithful America is “a fast-growing online community dedicated to reclaiming Christianity from the religious right and putting faith into action for social justice.” It’s also funded by George Soros and other left-wing secular philanthropies…
October 17, 2013
A must-read big-picture overview of the big-picture trends, challenges, and opportunities currently facing the United Methodist Church, recently delivered by IRD’s United Methodist director John Lomperis to the UM Action Steering Committee.
August 5, 2013
The Rev. Ryan Barnett is senior pastor of St. John’s UMC in Corpus Christi, Texas and a member of the board of directors for the Confessing Movement within the United Methodist Church. This article originally appeared on his personal blog ( http://pastorryan.com/) under the title “Wishing God were more like Jesus.”
June 17, 2013
by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) Many thanks to Matt O’Reilly for spotlighting the North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church (NCCUMC), which recently issued a resolution on the General Board of Church and…
May 14, 2013
By John Lomperis (@JohnLomperis) A prominent United Methodist leader has proposed a creative way for United Methodist congregations to stop funding our denomination’s bloated and often out-of-touch general denominational agencies. Rev. Thomas “Andy” Langford…
May 7, 2013
By John Lomperis (@JohnLomperis) I recently learned that the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS), the controversial DC lobby office funded by United Methodist offering-plate apportionments, is seeking a new Director of Women’s…
April 22, 2013
By Mark Tooley @markdtooley An official with United Methodism’s Capitol Hill lobby office has pronounced he was “devastated” by last week’s defeat of gun control measures in the U.S. Senate. He angrily declared: “Shame…