baptismal vows

A scheduled gathering of African and Filipino delegates sponsored by Good News and other traditionalist caucuses two days before General Conference 2019 prompts Albert Otshudi Longe to warn of the danger of neocolonialism to the UMC. Read more

A Way Forward 3 Comments

Advent is an excellent time to remember what many of us have forgotten: our baptismal vows, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more

Practicing Faith

Mark Stamm

Hillsman Stuart Jackson

Scripture and United Methodist ritual insist that God is the actor in baptism, which is given as a gift to the church and the individual, writes the Rev. Dr. Mark Stamm. Read more

Practicing Faith

Baptism is all about change, dying to an old life and rising to a new life in Christ, says the Rev. Beth Galbreath. Read more

Practicing Faith

Through baptism, we encounter Jesus one step at a time as we journey though life, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more


Jackson Henry

Photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UMNS

United Methodists were well represented among people of faith who turned out Oct. 28 to counter-protest a white supremacist rally in Tennessee. Read more

Advocating Justice