An experimental panel of researchers to review petitions to General Conference for consistency and constitutionality has been proposed by the Commission on the General Conference. more »
United Methodist layman Geoffrey Kruse-Safford wants the conversation about the UMC to shift from debating the rules to discussing how to bring about God's kingdom on earth. more »
Attacks on LGBTQ people show the links between the church and violence, as the Rev. Frank Schaefer, now on trial again for officiating at his gay son's marriage, understood, writes the Rev. Vicki Flippin. more »
Taking his cues from scholars Walter Bruggemann and Stanley Hauerwas, the Rev. Drew McIntyre contends that "literalist" and "progressive" interpretations of scripture are two sides of the same coin. more »
United Methodist layman Stan Horwood, a Texas rancher, has donated $1 million for Rio Texas Conference students to attend two seminaries. more »
A near-perfect worship experience brings the Rev. Christy Thomas some insights about the UMC's efforts to start and sustain churches. more »
Oct 23, 2014 Local Church
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United Methodists with ties to West Africa struggle to maintain hope and faith in the midst of the Ebola outbreak.
Scholar Mark Silk looks at the implications of changing demographics among the nation's voters who claim religious affiliation.
"Rogue pastor" John Pavlovitz received hundreds of response from parents, children, siblings, and adults telling of the pain, and bullying, and shunning they're received from professed followers of Jesus because of their LGBT loved ones.
As the Rev. Damião Elias of Mozambique and interpreter Isaura Arez demonstrate, United Methodist leaders are hoping that e-tablets will help prepare Central Conference delegates for the 2016 General Conference.
An online form to submit petitions for the 2016 General Conference has been established on United Methodist Communication's website.