SYMPOSIUM: How NOT to Reach Millennials

by (@JohnLomperis) April 10, 2014

Recently, some have prominently called for American churches to better attract young adults by pandering to secular liberal values, particularly on sex outside of man-woman marriage. But how well do such efforts actually work, either in achieving their goal of attracting young adults or in maintaining basic Christian faithfulness?

SYMPOSIUM: Recognizing the Real and Good

by (@bjgingerich) April 8, 2014

The Church’s teaching on sexuality and marriage is an assent to the world.

World Vision Withdraws From the Brink

by (@markdtooley) March 28, 2014

World Vision’s Monday policy was a muddle from the start and seemed like the construction of a clueless secular public relations firm.

Jonathan Merritt, Christian Artistic Expression and the Preferential Option for Caesar

by (@TheIRD) February 24, 2014

Jonathan Merritt , a blogger and journalist, who I’m told is associated with the progressive wing of Evangelical Christianity, recently published a blog post, MLK[Martin Luther King] would agree with Kirsten Powers on serving same-sex couples.

Pro-Homosexuality United Methodist Leader Concedes: We’ve Lost the Argument in the UMC

by (@JohnLomperis) February 13, 2014

A key pro-homosexuality strikingly admits “the brute facts” that trying to persuade the majority of United Methodists “won’t work.”

UMC Judicial Council Rulings: Good, Sad, and Strange

by (@JohnLomperis) February 11, 2014

The supreme court of the United Methodist Church sent a mix of messages in its most recent round of decisions.

Chad Holtz: What I Wish Our Bishops Would Say

by (@TheIRD) February 5, 2014

Rev. Chad Holtz offers a sample of the sort of thing he would like to see our United Methodist bishops say in the face of the “biblical disobedience” siege against the denomination.

GLAAD Tidings, But Not of Comfort and Joy

by (@TheIRD) December 26, 2013

What do Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, comedian Bob Newhart and former United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer all have in common? If you answered “Christian faith,” that would be partly correct.

Rebuilding and Defending United Methodism Today – Part 9 of 9: Where Do We Go From Here?

by (@JohnLomperis) December 18, 2013

The needed, long-term solutions for the UMC surviving and moving beyond its present internal crisis. Part 9 of 9 from UM Action Director John Lomperis’s recent “Rebuilding and Defending United Methodism Today” speech.

UMC District Superintendent Marries Lesbian Pastors

by (@HashtagGriswold) December 18, 2013

The UMC’s official blog reported Monday on yet another gay wedding officiated by a United Methodist minister. But in a shocking first, both members of the same-sex couple are also ordained United Methodist ministers.