A renegade United Methodist pastor is held accountable for his covenant-breaking defiance of the United Methodist Church’s biblical policies on sexual morality.
The United Methodist Council of Bishops has formally rebuked and called for formal charges against radical retired Bishop Mel Talbert for his flaunting the denomination’s connectional covenant by invading a younger, faithful, active bishop’s territory to perform a same-sex union service.
The global United Methodist Council is now meeting, in the face of rapidly deepening fractures in the denomination caused by a retired bishop and a few other radical clergy refusing to submit to biblical, United Methodist teaching or even keep their own word.
Uganda’s Christian heritage came at great cost. Many are familiar with Archbishop Janani Luwum, executed by tyrant Idi Amin in 1977. But Luwum was not the first bishop to give his life for the Gospel in this east African country.
In a dramatic defiance of UMC church law, retired Bishop Mel Talbert has become the first known United Methodist bishop to perform a homosexual union ceremony. This epic clash pits Talbert and other members of the denomination’s fading liberal old guard against younger generations of more orthodox UMC leadership.
The Global Anglican Future Conference is meeting this week in Nairobi, Kenya, gathering together almost 1,400 delegates from across over 40 countries and 27 Anglican provinces. Here is IRD’s list of the ten things about GAFCON you might not expect.
Living alongside and evangelizing Muslim neighbors has been a recurring theme at the Global Anglican Future Conference this week in Nairobi, Kenya. Relations between Anglican Christians and Muslims have been made more complicated in recent years with the rise of radical Islamists and key differences in how Christians and some Muslims understand moral codes and public law.
In response to retired Bishop Mel Talbert’s increasingly brazen covenant-breaking misbehavior, the UMC Council of Bishops executive committee is finally showing some leadership, publicly calling on him to abandon his widely publicized plans to bless a same-sex union this weekend in open defiance of church law.