In what he describes as "The FiveThirtyEight of Methodism," the Rev. Jeremy Smith rips the veil of secrecy from the economic intimidation now under way by the truly schismatic forces across The United Methodist Church. more »
The conservative Good News caucus has issued a statement saying that continued efforts by United Methodist clergy to conduct same-sex weddings where legal places the UMC in an "untenable" situation. more »
A historic gathering of organizations representing United Methodists of color offers ideas for how to shape the denomination's future. more »
The Rev. Jeremy Smith suggests allowing United Methodist regional units to play with the denomination's regulations until they come up with a workable model to avoid schism. more »
Cleaning out old files reminds the Rev. Dan R. Dick that there's a big difference between "doing" the tasks of church, which can be measured, and actually creating disciples of Jesus Christ. more »
Evangelicals' condemnation of gays and lesbians violates everything good about the Gospel and about the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, writes the Rev. Christy Thomas. more »
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A United Methodist grandfather and his teen-aged grandson were two of the three people killed outside Jewish sites on Sunday, allegedly by a Missouri man with KKK ties and an anti-Semitic past.
A statue of a homeless Jesus sleeping on a bench outside an Episcopal church in North Carolina has upset the local residents so much that one woman called the police, thinking the statue was a real homeless person.
A gay Scoutmaster removed by the national office of the Boy Scouts has found support from the Seattle United Methodist congregation that sponsors the troop.
A new survey on the Bible by the Barna Group finds that more and more people no longer believe that the "Good Book" was essentially dictated by God and infallibly recorded by humans.
A Catholic nun makes a compelling case for all Christians to be involved in online media as the place to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Conservative politicians such as Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee spoke at a recent conference without citing a single social issue, such as gay marriage or abortion, that has rallied the religious right in the past.
Following the policies of the United Methodist Social Principles, the General Board of Church and Society has announced its legislative focus for this year, including immigration reform and health care.