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Methodism’s Global Reach Has Changed the Denomination
The tradition is largest in the US but today has a strong international presence. How did that happen?
United Methodists Vote to Keep Traditional Marriage Stance
The UMC’s increasingly global delegation outweighs US push to shift LGBT positions, leading some progressive congregations to leave.
United Methodists’ LGBT Vote Will Reshape the Denomination
Pulled right and left by various factions of the global church, the UMC’s decision-making body meets this weekend to pick a path forward.
Do Methodists Have a Case Against Jeff Sessions?
Though the denomination is the least likely in the US to administer church discipline, critical voices have been swirling around its highest-ranking politician.
One Body, Many Parts: The Crucial Role of the ‘Faith-Based FEMA’ After Florence
Working alongside government agencies, Christian volunteers aid hurricane victims based on what each denomination does best.
John Piper Changed ‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness.’ Experts Weigh In.
Reformed tweaks to Methodist hit raise the question: Should hymns keep the theological orientation of their authors?
Southern Christianity Is Bigger Than the Bible BeltSubscriber Access Only
A scholar’s journey through the region reveals much more than Baptists and church barbecues.
On Easter, Megachurch Backs Pastor Indicted for $3.5 Million Fraud
Kirbyjon Caldwell has used business as an extension of his Houston ministry for decades. Now, a Chinese bonds deal has gotten him in trouble with the SEC.
The Luddites and the First Contest of Man Versus Machine
Rapid technological change in 18th- and 19th-century England led to violent resistance…by Methodists.
Reversed Thunder: A Tribute to Thomas C. Oden (1931-2016)Subscriber Access Only
Finding faith was about returning to Christianity's roots for America's most influential Methodist theologian.
Died: Thomas Oden, Methodist Theologian Who Found Classical Christianity
His contribution to theology: nothing new. And that's what made him famous.
Evangelism, Without the Weird AftertasteSubscriber Access Only
How to share the gospel without making other people—or ourselves—so uncomfortable.
Evangelicals Cheer Pro-Life Vote at Methodist Conference
(UPDATE) On the last day of the General Conference, Methodists repeal four decades of Roe v Wade support.
Methodists Won’t Vote on Gay Marriage This Year After All
(UPDATE) With a narrow vote to pass same-sex questions to committee, Methodists band-aid over rumors of split.
Theology Feud Pits Half of Town's Protestant Churches Against AnotherSubscriber Access Only
Coordinated sermon series against ‘progressive Christianity’ seeks to ‘demonstrate the unity of the body of Christ.’
Duke vs. Franklin Graham: Which Christian Spaces Are Off-Limits to Muslim Worship?Subscriber Access Only
Call-to-prayer controversy at university chapel prompts debate over sharing sacred space.
Morning Roundup 12/29/14
Rafael Ramos; United Methodist Church; Battlestar Galactica
Quitting While AheadSubscriber Access Only
Why some United Methodist evangelicals suggest a split, even though their side is winning.
Morning Roundup 11/11/14
Hobby Lobby Take Two; Methodist Revival; Drifting Secular
Morning Roundup 6/23/14
Religion Discrimination; A Way Forward for Methodists?
Top Story March 20, 2019
China Tells Christianity To Be More Chinese
China Tells Christianity To Be More Chinese
How to understand sinicization and where it falls between sinister oversight and needed contextualization for Chinese churches.
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