David W. Scott of UM & Global names the "elephant in the room" regarding United Methodism's effort to become more global -- the church's debate over human sexuality. more »
Its "big tent" of competing interests actually weakens The United Methodist Church's institution by drawing it away from what should be its center -- Jesus Christ, writes the Rev. Drew B. McIntyre. more »
Feb 26, 2015 2:56 PM Perspectives
Knowledge of God brings responsibility to fashion a society of love and justice, and a church that fails to do so will rightly fall, says Craig L. Adams in his reflections on the prophetic Book of Amos. more »
Feb 26, 2015 3:00 PM Craig L. Adams
The Rev. Christy Thomas finds a disturbing United Methodist connection in a documentary film about a courageous woman who survived Liberia's disastrous civil war. more »
Feb 26, 2015 2:37 PM Christy Thomas
Missions scholar Taylor Walters Denyer, now living in Algieria with her family, reaches out to her Muslim friends. more »
Feb 26, 2015 2:58 PM Perspectives
United Methodist layman Greg Nelson contends that attempts to seize the narrative of the church's future have already begun the battle for the 2016 General Conference. more »
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United Methodist pastors are reaching out to oil workers and their families amid layoffs and closures because of the big drop in oil prices over the past several months.
A health and wellness ministry in Mississippi has begun with backing from the annual conference and the General Board of Church and Society.
As a shaky cease-fire wobbles along, the United Methodist Committee on Relief continues to aid Ukrainians displaced by fighting between national troops and Russian separatists.
Bruce B. Lawrence, professor emeritus of Islamic studies at United Methodist-related Duke University, examines theological arguments about whether ISIS is truly a movement based on the religious tenets of Islam.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved legislation that would permit organizations and businesses with strongly held religious beliefs to exempt themselves from anti-discrimination laws.
A state judge in New Jersey has ruled that therapists who claim they can "cure" homosexuals -- commonly known as "reparative therapy" -- are committing consumer fraud based on current science about sexual orientation.