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Rev. Cook introducing the anti-RCRC petition (Photo: Maile Bradfield, UMNS)

The Women of United Methodist General Conference

May 28, 2016

The faithful, wise Methodist women I encountered helped this non-Methodist surivive the General Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Claremont School of Theology

Progressive Clarion Call at Claremont’s Commencement

May 27, 2016

Throughout his commencement speech, Jim Winkler proclaimed a starkly progressive agenda fitting of change for a “contemporary religious world.”

General Conference

General Conference 2016: A Triumph for Orthodoxy

May 27, 2016

Historical perspective is helpful in understanding why the recent United Methodist General Conference may have been the most faithful to Scripture and to the UMC Book of Discipline of any that have been held in the past forty years.


Maxie Dunnam: Don’t Substitute Feelings for Truth

May 18, 2016

If God is exacting judgment on the UMC, then what are faithful, orthodox Methodists to do in the meantime?


African Worship & UMC Crossroads

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.

Bishop Peter Torio

Filipino UMC Bishop Brings Greetings to Renewal Coalition

May 14, 2016

“I believe that at this time it is very important for us to affirm our connectional faith and UMC Book of Discipline as we continue to engage in mission,” declared Bishop Peter Torio.

United Methodist General Conference Media

Amid Controversy, United Methodists Gather in Portland

May 9, 2016

Methodist clergy engaged in a campaign of ecclesiastical disobedience for marrying same-sex couples could face a roadblock this month as the second-largest Protestant denomination in the United States gathers in Portland for a meeting of its top legislative body.

Methodist Madrassah

Southern California’s Methodist Madrassah

May 6, 2016

Claremont School of Theology promotes the spread of Islam in North America while doing little to train the next generation of clergy of the United Methodist Church.


Unilateral Defiance on Gay Clergy Declared by New York, Baltimore-Washington Methodists

May 5, 2016

On the eve of United Methodist General Conference, two declining liberal regional bodies within the church openly defy the denomination’s prohibitions on ordaining sexually active gay clergy.

Val Rosenquist

Complaints Filed Against Charlotte Methodist Pastor for Conducting Same-Sex Marriage

April 27, 2016

“They have demonstrated a profound lack of personal integrity, by breaking their own word, and an extreme disrespect for the majority of United Methodists, who do not agree with their actions,” says UMAction Director John Lomperis.

Charlotte Methodist

About That Charlotte Methodist Gay Wedding Church

April 26, 2016

Demographic data paints a picture of a congregation failing to reflect the diversity, growth and youth of the population that surrounds it.

East Angolan Bishop Gaspar João Domingos

Angolan Bishop Urges UMC to Stand Firm on Homosexuality

February 8, 2016

East Angolan Bishop Gaspar João Domingos affirms the longstanding, biblical position on homosexuality held by the United Methodist Church.