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May 23, 2016
United Methodist General Conference 2016, good or bad? Mostly on the whole, good!
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
If God is exacting judgment on the UMC, then what are faithful, orthodox Methodists to do in the meantime?
May 14, 2016
Not every moment at United Methodist General Conference is controversial or unpleasant.
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.
October 16, 2015
With help from DIGNITATIS HUMANAE, the 1965 Declaration on Religious Liberty from Pope John Paul VI, and from the early legacy of Methodist preaching, which benefited enormously from British and American religious freedom, here’s…
December 14, 2012
The Final Judgment: Our UMC Needs Responsible, Courageous, and Trustworthy Leadership By John Lomperis In my recent four-part series, I have recounted how various groups of theologically revisionist activists aligned with the Common Witness…
December 3, 2012
By John Lomperis In previous General Conferences, as in many other spheres of life, when people realize they are behind schedule and running out of time, there is a natural eagerness to get moving…
November 29, 2012
The top governing authority in the global United Methodist Church is the quadrennial General Conference, which last met April 24 — May 4 in Tampa, Florida. We must not forget the positive. As IRD…
June 12, 2012
What does Code Pink have in common with IRD? Under normal circumstances, I would say “Absolutely nothing, thanks be to God!” Code Pink woman “busts big banks.” But later this month, the flamboyant, aggressive women of…