The global body charged with discipleship resourcing in the United Methodist Church recently announced a yearly award for churches that increase their professing membership. Is that what we should be focusing on?
Archives for May 2015
As the United States and Europe plan for fewer cars in their cities and increased renewable energy infrastructure, how can the church adapt?
Is a “unity in diversity” an accurate description of United Methodism? Responding to the Connectional Table proposal for such, the following is a guest post written by a senior pastor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The proposed “alternative process” for discussing human sexuality legislation at the UMC’s 2016 General Conference sees LGBT persons as a problem for the church to solve, rather than as a part of the church.
Reflections on the Connectional Table legislation for LGBT inclusion, what it means for the whole church, and how it might pass in 2016.
Our continuing coverage of a complex plan that consolidates power in the United Methodist Church, explained as plainly as possible for General Conference 2016 delegate discussion.
In a world that cherishes life without touching or interacting with other bodies, how do we convey the power of the Body of Christ? Or do we actually need to?
Some reflection on the theory of shopping malls and how they relate to the future of “one stop shop for Jesus” megachurches.
We begin again. For two years, this blog was a leading voice against a drastic consolidation of power in the United Methodist Church. Now that same consolidation has come forward again and it’s important for us to keep watch on it until General Conference decides what to do with it.
A reflection on a haunting phrase from the marriage equality arguments at the Supreme Court and a call for the church to do what it does best: restore dignity to those experiencing unworthiness, through the love of Jesus Christ