United Methodist Church homosexuality

In the last of three parts, the Rev. Dr. Philip Wingeier-Rayo offers some suggestions for improving the representation of United Methodists to General Conference Read more

Global Nature 2 Comments

Portions of the-called Traditional Plan that have been ruled unconstitutional demonstrate just how far into "wonderland" and away from Methodism conservatives have taken the denomination, writes the Rev. Dr. Rebekah Miles. Read more

Perspectives 10 Comments

United Methodists joined other people of faith to rally for the Equality Act's passage by Congress, while media continue to document UMC's internal struggle over LGBTQ inclusion. Read more

Advocating Justice 1 Comments

Annual conferences throughout worldwide United Methodism will consider resolutions on sexuality, environmental stewardship and the future of the denomination. Read more

Finance and Administration

Nearly two-thirds of Americans now favor same-gender marriages, which The United Methodist Church refuses to perform. Read more

Advocating Justice 1 Comments

Charles Wesley finds that sometimes a cat brings relief and contentment; sometimes it knocks your coffee to the floor, writes the Rev. Charlie Baber. Read more


A Colorado United Methodist communicator has gathered links to many annual conference petitions intended to resist the Traditional Plan. Read more

General Conference 2019 1 Comments

The time for United Methodist bishops' "walking alongside" LGBTQ United Methodists is over, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

Perspectives 6 Comments

Bishop Elaine J. W. Stanovsky gives an inside account of the recent Council of Bishops' meeting. Read more

Finance and Administration 7 Comments

After 10 years preparing for ordained ministry, Ian C. Urriola has decided to relinquish his candidacy because his LGBTQ brothers and sisters can't be ordained as well. Read more

Perspectives 2 Comments

Pacific-Northwest camping ministries pledges full inclusion of all people at its campus and in its activities. Read more

General Conference 2019

Chastened by the results of the 2019 General Conference, the Council of Bishops pledges to listen more to the church and sets up a team to visit and hear ideas for the UMC's future. Read more

Finance and Administration 2 Comments

The proliferation of secret meetings across the United Methodist Church show how rotten the institution has become, and what future path its members should seek, writes Cynthia B. Astle Read more

Views from a Ridge 14 Comments

Visiting an Illinois church on a preaching tour, young clergy candidate J. J. Warren calls for prophets to lead the United Methodist Church into the future. Read more

Local Church

Romantic as it seems to stay and resist, it's time to get ready to leave the United Methodist Church the way Moses and the Hebrews left Egypt – taking the best with us, writes the Rev. Darren Cushman Wood. Read more

Perspectives 1 Comments

An embattled Iowa clergywoman has resigned as a campus minister, while support grows for a Florida pastor facing charges for performing a same-sex wedding. Read more


The word "practicing" – omitted from some GC2019 legislation – has a deep and significant meaning for the United Methodist Church's ministry with LGBTQ people, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

Separating the United Methodist Church may be difficult, but the time has come to make it happen, writes the Rev. Dr. Gregory S. Neal. Read more

Perspectives 7 Comments

Council of Bishops' President Ken Carter of Florida urged his sister and brother bishops "to welcome unconditionally, walk together and worship constantly" in the face of schism threat. Read more

Finance and Administration 4 Comments

Retired Bishop Michael J. Coyner thinks the denomination can be saved if it concentrates on some of the basic elements of the faith. Read more

Perspectives 18 Comments