United Methodist layman Shaun Jex writes that shocking as it is, the bigoted violence in Charlottesville is simply our “secret sin” of racism that has been made plain, and it calls the Church to action.
Interfaith clergy link arms in front of white supremacist demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va.
Support expands for a worldwide prayer observance on Sunday, Aug. 13 seeking peaceful reunification of Korea.
The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant offers a video meditation for everyday thought.
For the past few days, I’ve followed a Facebook debate between a church member and a member of our local community. The member of our community, who once attended our church, cast a wide net into the social network looking for anyone to debate on the topic of intelligent design vs. Darwinian evolution. He said his intention was to “stir the pot”. Firmly convinced that Darwinism isn’t supportable, he launched into arguments to under-gird his position. There were only a few takers. Despite his professed willingness to start a debate, someone that committed to a position doesn’t really want to hear the other side, they only want to tell you a) how much they know and b) imply the wrongness of other positions. This soon became clear.
An openly lesbian daughter writes to her parents’ pastor about why they’re leaving their longtime United Methodist congregation, and what the church is losing in their departure.
Despite fears and conflicts, United Methodists gathered at 2017 annual conference sessions to celebrate their ministries and plan for the future.
Otto Frederick Warmbier, 22, was released after being detained for more than in year in North Korea.
United Methodist Insight will observe Memorial Day.
We so often “cherry-pick” the scriptures by which we’ll abide, except when it comes to the issues around human sexuality, writes the Rev. Rich Peck.