Illustration Courtesy of Chris Ritter

Makeover or Takeover?

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

How the Connectional Table Plan Disempowers the Laity

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

New United Methodist clergy, such as these three shown at their ordination, face very different ministry prospects than previous generations, writes the Rev. Jerry Eckert.

UMNS Photo Courtesy of the Rev. Nancy Neelley

Can Collaboration Revitalize UMC Theological Education?

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

Four classmates walk down the hall of their Kenosha, Wis., middle school.

Screen Capture from BleacherReport.com

The Intercultural Imperative

Three middle-schoolers' defense of a bullied classmate inspires the Rev. Dan R. Dick with a vision for United Methodist congregations. more »

Mar 20, 2015 11:52 AM Dan R. Dick

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