Oct 31 2014

Greater Things Are Yet To Be Done: Clergy Cannot Be Punished for Future Action

Prelude: Across the United Methodist Church these last several months and in particular the last 10 days much attention has been given to the Judicial Council with regard to the fate of Reverend Frank Schaefer and his status or lack thereof as a Untied Methodist minister. Reports from news outlets have trickled out sensationalizing the story, yet with varying degrees of […]

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Oct 31 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Is Ross Douthat right that offering communion to divorcees will bring down the Catholic church?

I had always thought of Ross Douthat as one of the “reasonable conservatives” whom I could read and often agree with. But his recent freakout in response to some of the proposals brought up by Pope Francis’s Synod of the Family has raised some questions for me. I’m particularly intrigued by his claim that offering communion [Read More...]

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Oct 31 2014

UMR: MTSO appoints Valerie Bridgeman associate professor

“Dr. Bridgeman brings a special blend of scholarship, creativity and energy to our campus,” said MTSO President Jay Rundell.

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Oct 31 2014

UMR: Ethnic/Minority Young Adult Summer Internship deadlines

The EYA program is for persons, ages 18-22 from United Methodist racial/ethnic minority caucuses and Central Conferences, who have an interest in exploring issues of public policy, social justice advocacy and social change.

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Oct 31 2014

UMR: Council of Bishops meets in Oklahoma City

Nashville, Tenn.: United Methodist bishops from Africa, Europe, Asia and the U.S. will gather in Oklahoma City at the Skirvin Hilton for the Council of Bishops meeting, November 2-7, 2014. The meeting begins on Sunday, November 2, with a memorial service at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City at 4:00 p.m. to remember […]

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Oct 31 2014

UMC Lead: First LEAD Conference Speakers Announced

The LEAD Conference is taking place January 4-7, 205, in Austin, TX. Speakers have been selected through an application process. We’re excited to announce this first group of speakers who will be sharing with us! Space is still available at LEAD, but is filling up fast. Take advantage of the Early Bird rate before November 15. […]

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