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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.
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 4, 2014
An evangelical United Methodist leader directly addresses the concerns of self-described moderate United Methodists over potential schism in the denomination.
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 22, 2014
According to Christian advocacy group Open Doors, if a Muslim person in Malaysia is caught leaving Islam, they are sent to an Islamic re-education center in a jungle-with very tight security.
Open Doors also states that Malays who leave Islam are refugees in their own country and are treated as outcasts.
May 17, 2014
U.K. publication Christian Today reports “#BringBackOurGirls has been tweeted over a million times, and a dedicated Facebook page has an estimated 60-thousand likes.”
Many world leaders have given support and been photographed with the hashtag.
The hashtag has increased awareness and concern of the situation. Now, the next question many people have been asking is: What can I do?