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Bishop Robert Schnase

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United Methodist pastors and bishops comforted and reassured survivors of Hurricane Harvey during the first worship services after the storm flooded Houston and southeast Texas. more

Sep 6, 2017 11:11 AM Global Health

Bishop Scott Jones of Houston reassures United Methodists in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. more

Sep 6, 2017 11:05 AM Local Church

Cynthia Meyer and Supporters

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While her credentials remain intact, the Rev. Cynthia Meyer has been placed involuntary leave of absence until after the next General Conference and suspended from performing the duties of an ordained United Methodist elder. more

Aug 4, 2016 4:07 PM Finance and Administration

Bishop Scott Jones 2014

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The Rev. David Livingston decries plans to move ahead with a church trial for the Rev. Cynthia Meyer, who came out to her United Methodist congregation in January. more

Jul 21, 2016 1:54 PM Perspectives

Medieval Torture

“La tortura de Cavalletto,” Wikimedia C.C.

The Rev. Morgan Guyton analyzes the opposing perspectives of two Southeastern Jurisdiction clergyman on the tasks of a United Methodist bishop. more

Apr 30, 2016 7:02 PM Finance and Administration

Cynthia Meyer and Supporters

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Bishop Scott J. Jones has referred a complaint against the Rev. Cynthia Meyer to church counsel, bringing her one step closer to a church trial for disclosing her lesbian sexuality to her congregation in January. more

Apr 6, 2016 4:02 PM Advocating Justice

Thomas Lambrecht

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The conservative Good News caucus has issued a statement saying that continued efforts by United Methodist clergy to conduct same-sex weddings where legal places the UMC in an "untenable" situation. more

Apr 2, 2014 10:08 PM In the Church

Bishop Chess

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith longs for more United Methodist bishops to push our society to be better, rather than continuing to bless the often-unjust status quo. more

Mar 26, 2014 3:31 PM Jeremy Smith 2 Comments

Bishop Scott Jones' statement to a clergy session of the newly formed Great Plains Annual Conference tells the church he is willing to spend millions on church trials, writes the Rev. Pamela Lightsey. more

Jan 29, 2014 2:44 PM Perspectives 5 Comments