COB Executive Committee releases statement on moving forward

Meeting in Chicago last week, the Council of Bishops’ Executive Committee approved a framework for implementing the Commission on a Way Forward and took a step toward a called session of the General Conference in 2018. The Council acknowledged that the landscape of the church has changed dramatically since the General Conference approved the Council’s […]

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Commentary: Going back to the graveside

by Steve West* The United Methodist Church I love so dearly is navigating rough waters. Recently, our Western Jurisdiction (comprising ...
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Recently Read: Finding Community With Bread Church – Local parish comes together around baking

Pastor Cynthia Kepler-Karrer PHOTO BY JOHN ANDERSON by Melanie Haupt, Memorial United Methodist Church is an unassuming house of worship ...
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Recently Read: Stretching, Not Tearing

by Nathan Mattox I just finished meeting with Bishop Karen Oliveto, a woman whose name you have possibly seen lately ...
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Good News asks Council of Bishops to respond to Oliveto election

Good News, the independent evangelical United Methodist organization which promotes “orthodox Wesleyan Christianity” has released a statement from their governing ...
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Aley UMC, North Texas Annual Conference, opens its doors to same-gender weddings

by Christy Thomas When Rev. Eston Williams' millennial daughters told him they did not want to be a part of ...
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Recently Read: Failure to launch – I planned a service for students. None came.

by Mark Yaconelli The advertisement in our church news­letter was simple and straightforward. “We need someone to direct the college ...
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Recently Read: No Center No Periphery: A Regional Approach To Mission

Courtesy of umcmission.org by Mande Muyombo I look upon all the world as my parish; thus far I mean, that ...
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Recently Read: Four Compelling Reasons Conservative and Progressive United Methodists Have to Stay Together

by Rev. Dr. James C. Howell Voices are clamoring for a split in the United Methodist Church, with an increasing ...
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