Philip Wingeier-Rayo

LGBT Protest

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While agreeing with much of his colleague's recent post, the Rev. Dr. Darryl Stephens finds there are additional matters that form, as Philip Wingeier-Rayo phrased it, "the roots of our divide." more

Jul 12, 2017 5:22 PM Perspectives 5 Comments

Cuba Overview

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The Methodist Church in Cuba faced adversity during its first years, lacking trained pastors confronting growing anti-religious sentiment as the island nation turned toward communism under Fidel Castro, writes the Rev. Dr. Philip Wingeier-Rayo. more

Feb 12, 2018 2:01 PM Global Nature

The year 1968 when The United Methodist Church was formed also saw the beginning of independence and autonomy for previous "mission churches" outside the United States, writes the Rev. Dr. Philip Wingeier-Rayo. more

Feb 8, 2018 11:59 AM Global Nature

Millennials Socialize

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Rise in religiously unaffiliated points to a series problem for the UMC's future, writes Dr. Philip Wingeier-Rayo for UM & Global. more

Jun 12, 2017 5:45 PM Global Nature 2 Comments

Bible Hourglass

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While The United Methodist Church currently struggles over human sexuality, the conflict over how Methodists should interpret and apply the Bible has existed since the 1744 annual conference, writes Dr. Philip Wingeier-Rayo. more

Jun 8, 2017 4:02 PM