Methodist Slime, Scum, Sloths and Slugs

Methodist Slime, Scum, Sloths and Slugs

by James C. Howell I’m one who has urged us United Methodists to be generous listeners, and full of love and respect even when we disagree strongly on homosexuality or other issues. I’m one who is mortified when politicians are ugly toward one another, with vicious...
Faithful Minnesota United Methodists Speak Out

Faithful Minnesota United Methodists Speak Out

by Rev. Carol Zaagsma Soon after the Special Session of General Conference 2019, a group of clergy and laity gathered with the common belief that the Traditional Plan does great harm to the witness of The United Methodist Church. Minnesota Methodists was created as a...
“I Dreamed a Dream” of the United Methodist Church

“I Dreamed a Dream” of the United Methodist Church

by Rev. Dr. James C. Howell “When the Lord restores Zion’s fortunes, we should be like dreamers” (Psalm 126:1, in Robert Alter’s translation). I’ve been dreaming a lot lately: anxiety-rooted dreams during the night (while asleep or lying awake), and more hopeful...
Uniting Methodists Step Forward

Uniting Methodists Step Forward

Moving On We United Methodists have challenging work to do as we distinguish between essentials and non-essentials and define what is important in our witness, what is indispensable in our mission, and how we’ll organize and govern our common life. Following the...
Has the Methodist Middle Collapsed – Or Is It Awakening?

Has the Methodist Middle Collapsed – Or Is It Awakening?

by Bishop Mike Coyner (Retired) Recently I received a phone call from a friend, a retired UM pastor, to discuss the events of the 2019 General Conference. He then asked me, “Do you think the Methodist Middle has collapsed?” His question was in reference to an article...
Our Spiritual Crisis

Our Spiritual Crisis

by Rev. Don Underwood, Senior Pastor at Christ UMC in Plano, TX, and clergy delegate to General Conference David Brooks of the New York Times pointed out earlier this week that approximately 47,000 Americans will die this year by suicide, and another 72,000 by drug...
On Being Counter-Cultural

On Being Counter-Cultural

by Rev. Andy Call, a Pastor in the East Ohio Conference A number of people have spoken to me recently about their views on what the United Methodist Church should do regarding human sexuality and their hopes for the outcome...

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