A meeting of the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters reveals deep pain over General Conference 2019 and uncertainty about the UMC’s future.
One perhaps counter-intuitive possibility to the UMC’s impasse over same-gender marriage would be to talk more about straight marriage, writes Dr. David W. Scott.
Here’s how many Progressive Christians honor the Bible and take it seriously as a guide for following Jesus in life, writes the Rev. Roger Wolsey.
United Methodists across the United States continued to express their resistance to the Traditional Plan through public statements, rainbow displays, newspaper ads and congregational “town hall” meetings on what comes next for the global 12.1 million d…
The Rev. Dr. Bruce C. Birch, noted Bible scholar and former dean of Wesley Theological Seminary, tells his former international students that their General Conference votes against LGBTQ people excludes him as well.
Five writers give their perspectives on the implications of the 2019 General Conference in a collection from Sightings, the newsletter of the Martin Marty Center at the University of Chicago Divinity School.
The Rev. Dr. Harold J. Recinos offers a poem in reflection on the 2019 General Conference.
Reactions and resistance are growing to the action of the 2019 General Conference in “doubling down” on rejection of LGBTQIA people.
Press-Newsnow.com in Indiana features the Rev. Lydia Istomina, one of the first United Methodist pastors established during the Russia Initiative led by the late Rev. Bruce Weaver, who died last week at age 97.
The Rev. Matt Miofsky, lead pastor of United Methodism’s third-fastest-growing congregation, says that his church’s “both/and” approach, reflected in the One Church Plan, is the UMC’s best way forward.