Georgia Woman's Execution Enfolded in Prayers

Many United Methodists, including some from UMC-related Candler School of Theology, worked and prayed to stop the Sept. 29 execution of Kelly Gissendaner, writes Kathy L. Gilbert of United Methodist News Service more »

Oct 2, 2015 11:12 AM Advocating Justice

Romans 1 Isn't Anti-Gay. It's Just Plagiarized That Way

The "clobber" passage from Romans 1 used to reject homosexuality as a valid sexual expression doesn't really say what the common interpretation says, asserts the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more »

Oct 2, 2015 11:06 AM Jeremy Smith

Comfortable Words Endure

Rare copies of the Book of Common Prayer, some from the 16th century, from a United Methodist pastor's collection are on display now at UMC-related Drew University library through late October. more »

Oct 2, 2015 11:14 AM Practicing Faith

Epic Fail: The Case of Ginny Mikita and UMC Polity

The Rev. Thomas H. Griffith, a United Methodist clergyman with long experience in advocating church law, examines the decisions in the case of Ginny Mikita and finds epic failure all around--and a conundrum for The United Methodist Church as a whole. more »

Sep 19, 2015 8:34 PM Perspectives 7 Comments

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The United Methodist Church officially opposes the death penalty: "We believe the death penalty denies the power of Christ to redeem, restore and transform all human beings." (The Social Principles, Book of Discipline).