Palm Sunday isn't only the day of Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, writes the Rev. Mike Slaughter. It's the day when the Kingdom of God boldly confronts imperial Rome and religious authorities, with dire consequences. more »
The Rev. Chris Ritter critiques a restructure proposal proposed by a Northeastern Jurisdiction task force. more »
Mar 26, 2015 4:53 PM UMC Global Nature
The Rev. Chris Ritter critiques a proposal from the Connectional Table to keep the UMC's anti-LGBT language but removal penalties for clergy who violate the stances. more »
Mar 27, 2015 9:19 AM UMC Global Nature
Methodism expert Russell Richey urges the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry to help foster greater collaboration among United Methodist seminaries as a means to re-energize and possibly save theological education. more »
Mar 27, 2015 9:28 AM Ordained Ministry
Around the Web
New research from the Barna Group documents the steep decline in Sunday school since 1997.
Discrimination claims swirl as Indiana Governor Pence signs a bill allowing businesses to refuse service to customers for religious reasons, a move that many claim will foster prejudice against LGBT people.
The Indianapolis Star publishes the full text of Indiana's newly signed "religious freedom" bill, widely seen as a sanctioned discrimination against LGBT people.
The Rev. Lyle Schaller, considered by many the foremost authority on the Protestant church in the 20th century, died March 18 at age 91, reported his United Methodist publisher, Abingdon Press.
United Methodists and Episcopalians shared a historic Holy Communion recently at an equally historic site -- John Street United Methodist Church in New York City.
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