LUCY, Tenn. (RNS) Over the past generation, no one has written more deeply and spoken more widely about the contours of American faith and spirituality than Phyllis Tickle. And now, at 81, she’s working on her final chapter: her own. On Jan. 2, the very day her husband, Sam, succumbed to a long and debilitating illness, […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn — The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) Board, meeting this week in Nashville, has decided to continue withholding funds allocated by the general church to the East Africa Annual Conference and related organizations. This action was taken in response to a lack of financial accountability for the disbursement of funds in that […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Connectional Table of the United Methodist Church has voted to submit a compromise legislative proposal to the 2016 General Conference that removes prohibitive language from The United Methodist Book of Discipline concerning homosexuality, while making only minor changes to the existing Social Principles. The proposal would allow United Methodist clergy to perform […]
You have been given a chance to care, to think, to act, and to stand for that which is good—even when it may not be fashionable, perhaps especially when it is not fashionable.
An overview of humanity’s brokenness and longings of those directly victimized by such fracturing has been on display during the first 4 days of the Tribeca Film Festival.
(RNS) Amid killings, rapes and abductions, the international evangelical humanitarian agency World Vision indefinitely suspended its operations in South Sudan’s Unity State over the escalating conflict. Multiple other aid agencies, including Doctors Without Borders, have taken similar action. On Wednesday (May 13), gunmen torched towns in some of the heaviest fighting in the 17-month-long conflict in […]
Recently Read: United Methodist Regional Body Accused of Bullying Pastor for Supporting Traditional Marriage
The Christian Post brings to light a disturbing outline of events encompassing the removal of the pastor of a United Methodist congregation. A regional body of the United Methodist Church based in Georgia has been accused of bullying a pastor and her church over their support for traditional marriage. Carole Hulslander, pastor at Still Waters […]