Examining the current debate over how to organize the UMC as a global denomination, Dr. David W. Scott challenges American United Methodists to remember – and repent – the racially motivated roots of today's U.S. jurisdictions. more »
Despite our self-made, pull-ourselves-up-by-the-bootstraps society, everything in life, including life itself, is a gift from God that no one can earn, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more »
Aug 28, 2015 12:14 PM Practicing Faith
Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a United Methodist, says she opposes legislation to designate her country as a "Christian" nation because it will produce division among its citizens. more »
Aug 26, 2015 12:10 PM
As the nation looks toward reducing its incarceration rate – the largest in the world – Dr. Benjamin L. Hartley examines The United Methodist Church's history with those imprisoned. more »
Aug 20, 2015 11:05 AM Advocating Justice
Surveying the furor over the Black Lives Matter movement, the Rev. Morgan Guyton identifies three ways that Christians can serve the cause of justice. more »
Caring for the waves of immigrants heading for Europe from Africa offers a prime opportunity for United Methodists to connect with the "migratory God" of our biblical tradition, writes Dr. David N. Field. more »
Aug 20, 2015 10:58 AM Global Nature
Call them "urban missionaries" or "new monastics," the residents of the new Savannah House are experimenting with how to minister to contemporary society, writes the Rev. Josh Fitzpatrick. more »
Aug 20, 2015 10:59 AM Local Church
"Youth ministry does a lot of work to undergird corporate beliefs. How does it equip the individual to process the most intangible parts of faith – the mystery of God, the places where our lives intersect with the transcendent?"
– Kevin Alton, writing for YouthWorker Movement's blog.