Whatever our views on atonement -- and there are many -- it all boils down to the fact that all of us are in need of God's mercy and grace, writes the Rev. Christy Thomas. more »
United Methodist Communications' collaboration with a global partner prompts David W. Scott to ask what resources should go into the online library? more »
Jul 22, 2015 10:33 AM UMC Global Nature
The Rev. Todd Outcalt's latest book, "A Common Ground," explores how the world's different religions faiths carry universal human values, writes the Rev. Daniel R. Gangler. more »
Jul 24, 2015 11:02 AM Perspectives
The Rev. Billy J. Cox encourages Christians to remain committed to a vision of hope amid the recent series of events. more »
Jul 23, 2015 4:46 PM Perspectives
As new restrictions emerge, the ability to make a powerful, life-changing choice is being taken away from the women who bear the most responsibility and consequences for the outcome of the decision, writes the Rev. Eilidh Lowery. more »
Jul 23, 2015 4:38 PM Human Sexuality
As debate around the video of Planned Parenthood allegedly selling fetal tissues continues, the Rev. Jeremy Smith examines Christians' personal beliefs and political stances on abortion. more »
Jul 22, 2015 11:22 AM Jeremy Smith
Annual Conferences are preparing human sexuality legislation for the 2016 General Conference ranging from stiffer penalties for performing same-sex marriages to removing condemning language from the Book of Discipline. more »
Jul 23, 2015 4:39 PM Issues
"Some religious people even insinuated that it was a punishment from God. Others too said different things about the virus till it claimed the lives of thousands of Sierra Leoneans."
– United Methodist Bishop John K. Yambasu, in a recent speech when he also said that Sierra Leone will never be fully free until it is free from Ebola virus.
"All of us learn more from mercy than from judgment."
-- Episcopal priest Becca Stevens, founder of Thistle Farms, a redemptive community for women, and author of a new book, Letters From The Farm: A Simple Path for a Deeper Spiritual Life
"It seems the world is beginning to realize that all the hugging and the talk of the poor and vulnerable and the economy is not a papal PR campaign but an authentic call to live a Gospel that might just require the rest of us to (gasp!) change our lives. And that’s making many people uncomfortable."
"Our culture is so sick. We arm people to the teeth, they destroy lives with hideous disregard, and then political leaders say, 'All we can do now is pray.' That's a cowardly lie."
-- Church historian and author Diana Butler Bass, shared on Facebook