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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.
June 24, 2014
A regional appeals committee of the United Methodist Church has reinstated the clergy credentials of a former pastor who was recently defrocked for performing a same-sex union ceremony.
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 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 10, 2014
The United Methodist Church’s finance agency appears to have made a major decision by thinking in terms of money and secular norms to the exclusion of Christian faithfulness considerations.
May 8, 2014
Complaints filed against Rev. Sara Thompson Tweedy, a married lesbian elder in the United Methodist Church, were dismissed last week by New York Area Bishop Martin McLee.
May 7, 2014
United Theological Seminary’s church renewal conference, “Light the Fire!” will be held later this week, May 8-9 in Tipp City, Ohio (near Dayton). This annual event is a great place to connect and be encouraged with other evangelical United Methodists.
May 1, 2014
A summary of a widely watched public dialogue on homosexuality offered by the Connectional Table of the United Methodist Church for the denomination.
April 30, 2014
United Methodism’s top court upheld the church’s financial agency’s policy of granting spousal benefits to same-sex spouses and unmarried opposite-sex domestic partners of church agency employees in states where those domestic arrangements have legal recognition.