Churches don't need shiny new programs or old retreads, but genuine innovation using the resources they have on hand, writes seminarian Gabe Horton. more »
The Rev. Jeremy Smith examines the connection between past racial discrimination and The United Methodist Church's current institutional sexism against LGBT people. more »
The Western Methodist Justice Movement calls on the United Methodist Council of Bishops to stand up for justice in the wake of racial unrest in Ferguson, Mo., immigration, and warfare in Gaza. more »
Sep 11, 2014 Perspectives
United Methodist layman Geoffrey Kruse-Safford critiques the recent assertion of the Rev. Drew B. McIntyre that Progressive Christianity is the cause of The United Methodist Church's decline. more »
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