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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?
August 25, 2014
The cross is a constant reminder that we need to take human nature as it actually is, a great contradiction of good and evil, virtue and vice, love and hatred. It is also a symbol announcing that ultimate loyalty cannot be to this world and its powers.
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.
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.
August 13, 2014
A United Methodist pastor reflects on how we should seek to humbly learn from the recent fall of Pastor Mark Driscoll, and reject all gloating.
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.
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 8, 2014
A seminary professor wonders if American United Methodists will halt their paternalism for long enough to actually listen, and perhaps even be willing to be taught by, African United Methodists.
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 4, 2014
The United Methodist who first moved to insert the declaration that homosexual practice is “incompatible with Christian teaching” into the denomination’s governing Discipline responds to a request for historical perspective on the UMC’s sexuality controversies, and reflects on our present challenges.
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.