Public disagreements over whether the Roman Catholic Church can change its teachings on Communion for remarried Catholics are growing sharper on the eve of a major Vatican summit, with conservatives led by U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke making another push against loosening the rules.
Fenner’s appointment is effective January 1, 2015, upon the retirement of the Rev. Tom Carter in December 2014. Carter has served as endorsing agent since 2012.
As a sign of personal support, the nine directors pledged a total of $6,700 to the ministry to members of the Armed Services and first responders. Members also agreed to seek support from other individuals, churches, foundations and corporations.
U.S. Christian leaders have also spoken out and say they hope to dissuade youth from joining the Islamic State ranks by developing an alternative world view that counters the group’s religious claims.
Perkins is one of two theological schools in The United Methodist Church authorized to offer COSS classes in Spanish. Dr. Philip Wingeier-Rayo, director of the Regional COSS at Perkins and Professor of Christian Mission & Intercultural Studies, is excited about making coursework more accessible for working pastors.
The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits (GBPHB) today announced the retirement of General Counsel Sarah Hirsen effective April 1, 2015, following 17 years of service as head of the GBPHB Legal and Compliance Departments.
CircuitWriter Media LLC announced today that Kevin Alton has been named as the new Executive Editor for The United Methodist Reporter and will be joining CWM as a partner, effective immediately.