May 23, 2016
United Methodist General Conference 2016, good or bad? Mostly on the whole, good! What had initially seemed potentially bad, the deferral of plenary votes on sexuality in favor of a bishops’ appointed commission, turns…
May 23, 2016
Methodist lobbyists who in 1973 founded RCRC in the bracing days after Roe v. Wade would likely be surprised by their church’s departure.
May 19, 2016
The United Methodist Church’s bishops succeeded once again in suppressing prolonged and divisive plenary debate over sex at their denomination’s quadrennial governing General Conference, meeting May 10-20 in Portland, Oregon.
May 14, 2016
Not every moment at United Methodist General Conference is controversial or unpleasant.
May 13, 2016
Will United Methodism turn inward and remain a mostly liberal Protestant church? Or will it become increasingly evangelical and global?
May 12, 2016
The governing body of the global United Methodist Church has taken a key vote indicating an orthodox majority likely to reaffirm the denomination’s traditional marriage teaching.
May 4, 2016
Much of the Trump and Bernie Sanders movements wants to blow up the “system,” whatever it is, believing it is inextricably corrupt, and not caring very much about what if anything would replace it.
April 25, 2016
It’s tempting to yawn over retired United Methodist Melvin Talbert’s latest same sex rite, this time at a Charlotte church, a nearly all white congregation with few young people and a membership and attendance…
April 21, 2016
Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave who rose to become a famous abolitionist, Underground Railroad leader, and social reformer, will soon appear on the $20 bill.
April 20, 2016
Will the Catholic Church reject all use of military force? Mark Tooley comments on the Vatican’s stance on Just War in The Detroit News.
April 14, 2016
April 13 was the birthday of Thomas Jefferson, to whom everyone who values human equality and liberty owes everlasting thanks.