What we’ve learned and experienced over two millennia calls us to question and set some aside when it’s clear they’re culture-bound not God-bound, writes the Rev. Greg Weeks.
Advent would have us learn something new regarding time, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton. Instead of “chronos” or linear time, Advent offers us “kairos” or a time of learning.
Childhood Thanksgiving memories and a classic Woody Guthrie song make the Rev. Bill Cotton wonder if today’s church is truly for everyone.
Bishops serve as presiders at general boards and agencies as well as members of their governing leadership.
Amid various proposals to split the denomination, a group of Filipino United Methodists has submitted legislation to the 2020 General Conference that aims to preserve church unity.
Even as new research announces increased warming around the world, United Methodists are already engaged in efforts to care for God’s creation and reduce human impacts on the environment.
Fierce though we might think our battle about splitting the UMC over homosexuality, the Rev. James C. Howell finds our discourse shallow, vapid and lacking the theological weight of the Protestant Reformation.
A little humor leavens the tensions around the UMC’s future; a Venn diagram seeks to describe the denomination’s current state; and a Kenyan church becomes the first Reconciling Congregation in Africa.
Opting for the slow, careful work of untangling her new puppy’s matted hair, the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas finds that the UMC has no patience for a process to keep the denomination from splitting.
The end of “White Christian America” also plays into the turmoil over the future of The United Methodist Church, writes Dr. Darryl W. Stephens.