Liberia President Opposes 'Christian Nation' Legislation

Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a United Methodist, says she opposes legislation to designate her country as a "Christian" nation because it will produce division among its citizens. more »

Aug 26, 2015 12:10 PM

Encountering the Migratory God

Caring for the waves of immigrants heading for Europe from Africa offers a prime opportunity for United Methodists to connect with the "migratory God" of our biblical tradition, writes Dr. David N. Field. more »

Aug 20, 2015 10:58 AM Global Nature

 Notable Quotes

"Youth ministry does a lot of work to undergird corporate beliefs. How does it equip the individual to process the most intangible parts of faith – the mystery of God, the places where our lives intersect with the transcendent?"
– Kevin Alton, writing for YouthWorker Movement's blog.

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    Minister and columnist Omar al-Rikabi found out the human story behind the little Syrian boy lying dead on a Mediterranean beach.

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    John Lomperis of the Institute on Religion and Democracy says it's "harmful" for Discipleship Ministries to ask General Conference to remove a ban on using church funds for homosexuality causes so it can reach out to GLBT youths.

  • Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome

    Courtesy Howard Books.

    'Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome'? Yep, It's a Thing

    Columnist Jonathan Merritt interviews author Reba Riley about her book "Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome," which details why she and so many Millennials leave what they see as their shallow, judgmental, hypocritical religious institutions.

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