Bishop David Alan Bard of Michigan and Bishop Scott J. Jones of Texas think they’ve come up with a plan that would preserve connectional ministries but allow more freedom of theology and practice.
A long, emotional day of General Conference, with telling though not final votes, left those wanting fuller inclusion of LGBTQ people in The United Methodist Church admitting discouragement, writes Sam Hodges of United Methodist News Service.
A United Methodist Communications survey finds United Methodists are “focused on different ends” of the church’s mission statement, “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
Prospects for Claremont School of Theology’s move to Oregon, seen as a financial survival measure, have brightened thanks to a Los Angeles court ruling.
The Committee on Reference decided all 48 petitions in the Commission on a Way Forward report – including those of the One Church, Traditional and Connectional Conference Plans – are “in harmony” with the Council of Bishops’ call for the Feb. 23-26…
Efforts to keep the United Methodist Church unified despite differences over theology and human sexuality was rated the top news story of 2018.
Chairpersons say delegates are well prepared through church members’ input, past legislative experience and much prayer.
The film “Man on Fire” centers on the self-immolation of the Rev. Charles R. Moore in 2014.
Alaska’s most powerful earthquake since 1964 prompted an Anchorage United Methodist church to become a temporary shelter for a population in great need.
Learning even a little Hebrew — both language and concepts — can open up a whole new understanding of the Bible, says the Rev. Matthew Schlimm.