A Faithful United Methodist Witness in the Big Apple

by (@JohnLomperis) April 18, 2014

Encouragement from Palm Sunday at a good United Methodist congregation in New York City.

Podcast: Mark Tooley Interviews Bishop Will Willimon

by (@TheIRD) April 15, 2014

IRD President Mark Tooley interviews Bishop Will Willimon, the retired bishop of North Alabama and the previous long time dean of the chapel of Duke University. He has returned to the campus of Duke where he is teaching and writing. His latest book is his first novel, “Incorporated”, set in a Midwestern Protestant congregation across a month of Sundays, with a cast of saints and sinners.

DC Methodists Host Resurrection-Denying Seminar on Historical Jesus

by (@JeffreyHWalton) April 10, 2014

The historical figure of Jesus was not intended to be the center of worship, rather a sage pointing towards a politically utopian Kingdom of God, according to two lecturers who recently spoke at a prominent United Methodist church in Washington, D.C.

Western Jurisdiction Liberals Tout Global Segregation as Perhaps their “Only Hope” for UMC

by (@JohnLomperis) April 7, 2014

Liberal United Methodists are once again rallying around Global Segregation in hopes of drastically curtailing African influence in denominational affairs and theologically liberalizing the church.

Is Fred Phelps a Saint?

by (@JohnLomperis) March 27, 2014

A liberal United Methodist caucus group is forced by its own deficient theology to count recently deceased hatemonger Fred Phelps among the saints.

IRD Podcast: Mark Tooley Interview

by (@TheIRD) March 21, 2014

IRD President Mark Tooley discusses the arrest in January of several United Methodist bishops protesting U.S. government immigration policy in our debut podcast.

Lesbian Activist to Chair UMC Review of Frank Schaefer’s Latest Church-Draining Appeal

by (@JohnLomperis) March 21, 2014

Frank Schaefer was recently defrocked for refusing to respect the UMC’s ban on blessing same-sex unions. But now his appeal will be heard by another official UMC leadership body, whose chair is a lesbian activist.

Complaints Filed Against Bishop Talbert, Shrouded in Mystery

by (@JohnLomperis) March 19, 2014

Formal complaints have finally been filed against retired United Methodist Bishop Melvin Talbert of San Francisco. But much of the process remains intentionally hidden from public view.

How Cultural Captivity Prevents Churches from Offering Good News

by (@JohnLomperis) March 14, 2014

How cultural captivity and intimidation of churches leads to withholding Christian compassion from the victims of violence all around us.

#Facepalm Friday: Prostitution as the New Methodist Sexual Liberation Front?

by (@JohnLomperis) March 14, 2014

A liberal United Methodist caucus suggests celebrating teenage prostitution as a means of “liberation.”