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May 27, 2016
Rev. Dr. Jerry Kulah strongly rejected any implication African delegates were being “manipulated” into supporting scripturally based positions at GC2016.
May 26, 2016
General Conference was a victory for orthodox biblical standards, notes guest writer Bill Bouknight, but faithful Methodists shouldn’t be distracted by attention-grabbing sexual issues in their mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
May 25, 2016
In this guest post, Rev. Beth Ann Cook reflects and sets the record straight on her role in helping the 2016 General Conference end the UMC’s affiliation with the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC).
May 24, 2016
IRD Board Member Sara Anderson shares her thoughts from observing the Church and Society A committee at General Conference 2016.
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 18, 2016
Well-known Methodist minister Rev. Adam Hamilton has backed a proposal that could lead to a three way split of the United Methodist Church (UMC).
May 15, 2016
A beautiful picture of a vibrant global church came to life as delegates and visitors from across the globe paused from General Conference business to gather for African worship.
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 11, 2016
The film “An Act of Love” chronicles the open defiance by Frank Schaefer of the United Methodist Church’s prohibitions against homosexual marriage.