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Mississippi United Methodists Call for Accountability, Reform, and Pro-Life Stance

July 22, 2015

Evangelical United Methodists have much to be encouraged about from the recently concluded 2015 Mississippi Annual Conference

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Where Are the United Methodists? Understanding Disagreements Ahead of General Conference

July 21, 2015

“Focusing primarily on a vocal but relatively small minority who reject our denomination’s historic, biblical doctrinal and moral teachings misses the big picture of what United Methodists believe and practice,” says IRD’s John Lomperis.

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There He Goes Again! Methodist Lobbyist Admits Not Consulting Jesus on Marriage

July 10, 2015

GBCS staffer Bill Mefford once again takes to social media to demonstrate what is wrong with the UMC’s lobby office.

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Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodists Call for Accountability, Invite Covenant-Breakers to Leave UMC

July 8, 2015

A Northeastern United Methodist region affirms biblical teaching on marriage, makes covenantal boundaries clear.

Rev. Henry-Crowe delivering her General Secretary's address at this meeting (Photo credit: IRD)

The Left Wing of the Democratic Party at “Mother Earth” Prayer?

May 12, 2015

The spiritual foundation for the UMC lobby office’s work includes misquoting Scripture in some places, directly opposing it elsewhere, and bizarre “Mother Earth” prayer.

From L-to-R: Henry-Crowe, Hoshibata, and GBCS board secretary Chelsea Calderon (Photo: GBCS / Rick Reinhard)

Methodist Lobby: Divest from Israel, Invest in North Korea, Legalize Prostitution

May 11, 2015

The United Methodist lobby office’s General Conference agenda now includes divesting from Israel, investing in North Korea, and advocating for legalized prostitution.

Rev. Dr. Peter Bellini addresses the conference (Photo credit: John Lomperis / IRD)

United Methodist Seminary Tackles Spiritual Warfare

May 2, 2015

An official United Methodist seminary devotes an entire conference to spiritual warfare

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“Just Resolution” Reached in Complaint Against Evangelical United Methodist Pastor

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…

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Evangelicals Dominate Fastest-Growing Large United Methodist Churches

March 30, 2015

The fastest-growing large United Methodist congregations are overwhelmingly led by theologically orthodox senior pastors.

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Virginia “Just Resolutions” Show Liberal Methodist Zeal of “Punishment for Thee but not for Me”

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.

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Wealthy Caucus Offers to Pay UMC Clergy Who Break Ordination Vows

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…

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Virginia “Just Resolutions” Offer Mild Penalties, Profiles in Non-Courage

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.