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April 2, 2015
Pastor Chris Ritter responds to the latest proposal to create a new US-only central conference.
April 1, 2015
This article may be a bit on the lengthy side, but you will want to read to the end of this report on an interesting new development. Rev. Dr. John Wesley Jones of First…
March 30, 2015
The fastest-growing large United Methodist congregations are overwhelmingly led by theologically orthodox senior pastors.
March 26, 2015
Frank Schaefer’s embrace of Universalism suggests a view of “love” that is more sentimental than Christian.
March 23, 2015
The divergent responses of liberal United Methodists to controversies in Virginia demonstrates a zeal for harshly punishing evangelical clergy while protecting only clergy within their own narrow faction.
March 19, 2015
For any church to function, it needs to have a certain level of basic doctrinal and moral standards (especially for ordained clergy and others in leadership), some clear policies followed with some degree of…
March 18, 2015
Two Virginia United Methodist clergy receive light punishments for performing same-sex unions, highlighting both the need to reform our accountability structure and the offenders’ lack of courage.
March 18, 2015
Wesley Seminary hosted a well attended panel on faith and race last evening, undoubtedly nobly intended, but frustratingly offering few if any clear pathways of hope. Several panelists mentioned the church’s supposed “silence” about…
March 12, 2015
Joel Watts critiques the new petition from the “United Methodist Centrist Movement” on theological as well as pragmatic grounds.
March 10, 2015
The main United Methodist LGBTQ caucus attempts to refute “slippery slope” arguments on gay marriage, but ends up admitting openness to multiple partners, amidst other bizarreness.
February 27, 2015
A panel of religious leaders at Duke University examined the role of “sacred space” following a controversial decision – later reversed – to permit use of the chapel bell tower as a minaret.