Bishop Scott J. Jones

Bishop Robert Schnase

Photo courtesy of the Rio Texas Conference via UMNS

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

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

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

Local Church

Cynthia Meyer and Supporters

Great Plains Conference Photo by Todd Seifert

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

Finance and Administration

Bishop Scott Jones 2014

UMNS Photo by Kathleen Barry

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


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

Finance and Administration

Cynthia Meyer and Supporters

Great Plains Conference Photo by Todd Seifert

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

Advocating Justice

Thomas Lambrecht

UMNS Photo by Mike DuBose

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

In the Church

Bishop Chess

Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Smith

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

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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

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