“Christian perfection” isn’t a static state, but a continuous process in which humans gain more and more of the perspective on love as God, whose infinite nature we can never fully encompass, writes the Rev. Charlie Baber.
Two years ago I had the privilege to join a group of Morgantown, WV area women on a bus trip to Washington DC for the first Women’s March. I went, not really knowing what to expect. I knew the numbers of those intending to come were exceeding the…
Lectionary Scripture: John 2:1-11 (NRSV)It is fascinating to me that the first miracle recorded in John’s Gospel is where Jesus turns water into wine. I find it interesting because while we have Jesus attending a wedding banquet, he keeps the par…
I had the most enjoyable privilege of participating in a panel discussion on the gospel and the university campus, sponsored by The Living Church Institute. It gave me the opportunity to interact with a group of practitioners who had very
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Rev. Sungho Lee of the California-Nevada Annual Conference recently wrote a commentary on UMNS about the debate over sexuality in the UMC. Rev. Lee argued that the best way forward for Korean-American churches would be to keep the current stances again…
It was a fascinating time to be in West Berlin, Germany. In the summer of 1974, I began a year-long adventure living in West Berlin as a student at the Berliner Kirchcnmusikschule (Berlin Church Music School). Living within walking distance … Continue reading →
United Methodist layman Lonnie D. Brooks questions why his petition, which contained a proposal from the Commission on A Way Forward’s report, was invalidated by the Committee on Reference.
Arkansas Bishop Gary E. Mueller urges delegates to take another look at the Connectional Conferences model of the Way Forward report.
Most United Methodist general agencies are facing substantial budget cuts starting in 2021. That means agency leaders are now making hard choices about what ministries to curtail or drop altogether.