The demise of UMR Communications, publisher of the United Methodist Reporter, leaves a void as yet fully imagined, and a legacy that deserves to be carried on. more »
The Rev. Ben Gosden asserts that God's Holy Spirit is always present at Annual Conference; we just don't always recognize its Presence. more »
Growth is essential for Christian maturity, but it's growth of the spirit and not necessarily of numbers, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. more »
DreamUMC, the grassroots movements begun by younger United Methodist clergy, marked its first anniversary May 13 with a day-long "synchblog" on whether it's time for The United Methodist Church to divide over various issues. more »
May 13, 2013 in Issues
Methodist Federation for Social Action issues a statement in support of the Rev. Thomas Ogletree, facing a church trial for performing his son's same-sex wedding. more »
May 11, 2013 in Issues
The Rev. Jeremy Smith looks at the controversy surrounding United Methodist statesman Dr. Thomas Ogletree, now under fire for having conducted a marriage ceremony for his gay son and his partner in New York, where such unions are legal. more »
Best of the Blogs
The Rev. Morgan Guyton takes a look at the church's current love of coming up with pithy "mission statements" that don't connect well with true gospel imperatives.
Gambling is just one of the ethically questionable practices that the Rev. Laurie Haller wishes United Methodists would scrutinize more in the context of their Christian faith.
It took him a long time, but the Rev. John Partridge has decided that the death penalty gets in the way of God's will for redemption and reconciliation.