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Wesley Seminary Students Commemorate “Transgender Day of Remembrance”

November 19, 2015

During the communion liturgy, a Wesley Seminary Professor gave thanks to “O Father and Mother, creator of all things old, new and in transition.”

James L. McCullough

Church World Service Criticizes Governors over Syrian Refugees

November 16, 2015

Officials from a Mainline Protestant church agency are criticizing U.S. governors for declining to resettle Syrian refugees in their states.

Photo credit: Paul Jeffrey / UMNS

The Case AGAINST United Methodist Divestment from “Companies Profiting From the Israeli Occupation”

November 13, 2015

With this recent testimony, UM Action Director John Lomperis delivered an extensive case against the push for United Methodist targeted divestment against Israel.

The CT's May 2014 sexuality dialogue panel (Photo: Diane Degan, United Methodist Communications)

The Sexuality Dialogue U.S. United Methodist Leaders Dare Not Try

November 12, 2015

UMC leaders in the USA try every type of dialogue on sexual morality but one.

Dr. Valdez Barker addresses the NCJ gathering (photo credit: John Lomperis / IRD)

UMC Connectional Table Models How NOT to Conduct a “Dialogue”

November 11, 2015

The United Methodist Church’s Connectional Table recently provided a helpful model for how NOT to conduct dialogues.

Foley Beach Asbury

Anglican Archbishop: Share Your Faith with Urgency

October 29, 2015

“The brokenness around us in our world is so great,” Archbishop Foley Beach told students at Asbury Theological Seminary. “People are suffering, wounded, miserable, self-medicating and desperate for answers. “

Pastor Paul Lawler

Re-Igniting Discipleship in United Methodism

October 15, 2015

A United Methodist congregation growing rapidly by new professions of faith offers a training school for “launching and multiplying movements for the glory of God.”

Gay activist Will Green disrupting the 2012 General Conference (Photo: UMNS / Mike DuBose)

Where Will Progressive United Methodists Go From Here?

September 23, 2015

Guest writer Katy Kiser offers an overview of how radically Liberal United Methodist caucuses distance themselves from orthodox United Methodists at their recent conference.

Not the same as UMC ordination (Photo: Wikipedia)

Liberal Outrage As “Disobedience” Activist Accidentally(?) Quits UMC

September 16, 2015

A activist in the UMC’s homosexuality-affirming disobedience movement may not have realized that her actions would have had as serious consequences as they did.

Amy DeLong and allied protesters making demands of very sympathetic and compliant bishops at the last General Conference (Photo: UMNS / Paul Jeffrey)

The Coming Train Wreck: Progressive UMC Plans for General Conference 2016

September 14, 2015

Guest writer Katy Kiser shines the light on liberal protest groups’ militant plans for the UMC’s 2016 General Conference.

Rev. Sara Thompson Tweedy, a married lesbian United Methodist elder who had charges against her dropped last week. (Photo courtesy of MIND)

Methodist Protest Caucuses: “We Are Coming For the Institution”

August 29, 2015

Katy Kiser reports on the militant message of the LBGTQ “Gather at the River” activists for the United Methodist Church.

Photo Credit: ISIS-released video

Scott Fritzsche: “Martyrs”

August 25, 2015

In this guest post, Scott Fritzsche responds to the Reconciling Ministries Network’s appropriation of the term “martyrs.”