How and why our churches must be strategically structured to promote personal conversion. Part 3 of 9 from UM Action Director John Lomperis’s recent “Rebuilding and Defending United Methodism Today” speech.
Practical, systematic strategies for how United Methodist congregations can combat the famine of biblical illiteracy plaguing the United Methodist Church. Part 2 of 9 from UM Action Director John Lomperis’s recent “Rebuilding and Defending United Methodism Today” speech.
Excerpt from the text of UM Action Director John Lomperis’s recent “Rebuilding and Defending United Methodism Today” speech. In this section, part 1 of 9, John talks about the need to rebuild our church cultures.
United Seminary President Wendy Deichmann’s column “What’s Right with Orthodoxy” offers a refreshing articulation of Christian essentials from one of United Methodism’s most important leaders. Across 5 years she has presided over the stunning revival of a once nearly dead school, a rebirth rooted in its transition from old line Protestant liberalism to classic Christian […]
Proponents of gay marriage often claim that denominations embracing same-sex marriage will attract new members and counteract declines in membership. However, a quick glance at the membership figures of outspoken pro-gay UMC churches show just how wrong they are.
United Methodist theologian Ben Witherington of Asbury Seminary addressed the Evangelical Theological Society today on the issue of biblical inerrancy. This week over 2400 theologians and students attended the ETS annual meeting in Baltimore, whose theme was “Evangelicalism, Inerrancy, and the Evangelical Theological Society: Retrospect and Prospect.” Overall, Witherington preferred calling the Bible “truthful” instead […]
In bringing ecumenical greetings to the United Methodist Council of Bishops meeting last week, a bishop of the Episcopal Church bizarrely defended the alleged theological orthodoxy of his denomination.
Appearing almost as Obi-Wan Kenobi speaking as a hologram from beyond about The Force, revered Methodist theologian Tom Oden addressed by Skype some Wesleyan devotees at the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) about John Wesley’s view of Scripture. ETS is meeting in Baltimore this week, with over 2000 participating. “It should be easy after 43 years […]
A renegade United Methodist pastor is held accountable for his covenant-breaking defiance of the United Methodist Church’s biblical policies on sexual morality.
This seems a harsh charge, but United Methodists are facing a crisis of integrity at this very historic moment. Their clergy are openly and flamboyantly defying the 10 Commandments of God.