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.
The Rev. Jeremy Smith fears that current efforts to devise a plan for United Methodism’s future will fall prey to the danger of the “perfect” becoming the obstacle to achieving good.
With thorough research, Dr. David W. Scott finds that WCA’s offer to save endangered Central Conference ministries may sound great, but it’s a drop in the bucket compared to the amount of money funneled through official UMC channels.
The Rev. Dr. Steve Harper looks at how the lust for political power has damaged the reputation and witness of American Christians who identify as “Evangelical.”
Black Methodists for Church Renewal joins other United Methodist groups to denounce continued mass shootings as evidence of the sin of white supremacy in America.
Taking a break from his own routines gave the Rev. Jack Shitama a change to be fully present to his grandson, Thomas.
Filipino American United Methodists add their voices to the outcry over white supremacy and racism behind recent shootings.