As the final days of organizing come to a close before the key vote, where do the varied groups stand?
I learned two things about The United Methodist Church before I ever dreamed of one day becoming a United Methodist pastor. First, when a large United Methodist church in Connecticut hired me to be their part-time Director of Music while … Continue reading →
The fourth of four plans currently being considered as a Way Forward for The United Methodist Church.
In a previous blog I reported that the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference would have an openly married lesbian as a district superintendent. At its recent session, Bishop Elaine Stanovsky ordained as a Deacon a woman who is married to another woman. On June 25, Rachel Neer was ordained as a Deacon in full connection. Two hours prior […]
Why are Progressives always diminished when the dust settles from one UM’s persistent proposals to remake United Methodism?
Today’s post is by UM & Global blogmaster Dr. David W. Scott, Director of Mission Theology at the General Board of Global Ministries. The opinions and analysis expressed here are Dr. Scott’s own and do not reflect in any way the official posit…
This recent UMNS article outlines ways in which Wespath, The United Methodist Church’s pension and benefits organization, in making efforts to encourage and invest in initiatives to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Carbon dioxide is seen by scientists …
Why do we place the work of the people behind a paywall?
UM & Global is continuing a news tradition we joined in last year – end of the year retrospectives. In this post, I’ll list the top stories of 2016, as measured by page views. Next week, I’ll look back on 2016 and look forward to 2017 by giving my …