As it prepares for debating human sexuality at the 2016 General Conference, The United Methodist Church’s support for LGBTQ civil rights conflicts with same-sex discrimination bills in Georgia and other states.
Fossil Free UMC, a movement to get the denomination to sell off all its petroleum stocks, alleges that a new Pensions Board video urging Central Conference delegates to vote against divestment crosses an ethical line.
The United Methodist Church lost two dedicated leaders in the recent deaths of the Rev. Newell Knudson and communicator Denise Johnson Stovall.
That’s the uncomfortable thing about following the teachings and example of Jesus, writes Cynthia B. Astle – like Christ with the rich young man, we’re called to sacrifice what we hold most dear to do to what God wants us to do.
Still suffering a touch of jet lag, Insight Editor Cynthia B. Astle shares her impressions of the 2016 General Conference agenda and its Portland, Ore., venue.
Three themes from the Pre-General Conference Briefing point to organizers’ effort to shape a more globally equal and more spiritually based 2016 session of The United Methodist Church’s worldwide policy-making assembly, writes Cynthia B. Astle.
Why did the Rev. Dr. Timothy Bias really leave his position as Discipleship Ministries’ top executive? Cynthia B. Astle explores one theory making social media rounds.
Why did the Rev. Dr. Timothy Bias really leave his position as Discipleship Ministries’ top executive? Cynthia B. Astle explores on theory making social media rounds.
In a surprise joint release, Discipleship Ministries and the Rev. Timothy Bias announced that he had left the agency’s top executive position by mutual agreement.
A comic book artist’s rendering of Jesus’ earthly parents brings the true meaning of Christmas for Cynthia B. Astle.