Archives for June 2013

UMNS Compiles Annual Conference Reports

The United Methodist Reporter has maintained a long and fruitful relationship with our friends at the United Methodist News Service (a division of United Methodist Communications), and we’re pleased to highlight their offerings from time to time. UMNS is compiling a list of reports from annual conferences throughout the world. Click here to check it […]

2,000 expected at UMM National Gathering

NASHVILLE, TENN — United Methodist leaders expect 2,000 men to attend the 11th national gathering of United Methodist Men, this summer. The event is being held on the campus of Belmont University in Nashville, TN from July 12-14, 2013. The theme of the event will be “From the Inside Out,” words from a song performed on […]

Book Review: Learning from Charles Wesley’s writings on the poor

In Radical Grace, the Rev. S T Kimbrough Jr. takes a closer look at the sermons, poetry and personal writings of Charles in order to steer the existing church toward a more authentic Wesleyan posture concerning those in poverty and oppression.

One more institution—and some old friends—are gone

Editor’s note: This article was submitted prior to the announcement of the continuation of www.unitedmethodistreporter.com but CircuitWriter Media LLC., and is primarily in response to the end of the print edition of the United Methodist Reporter, and UMR Communications Inc. We include it to honor the legacy of that which has gone before.  By Chappell […]

Lay of the Land: The final UM Reporter issue, and the final ‘-30-’

Editor’s note: This article was submitted prior to the announcement of the continuation of www.unitedmethodistreporter.com but CircuitWriter Media LLC, and is primarily in response to the end of the print edition of the United Methodist Reporter and UMR Communications Inc. We include it to honor the legacy of that which has gone before.  By Richard […]

Door open to Southern Baptist Scout groups

United Methodist Men have a message for Scouts: If they no longer have a home at a Southern Baptist church, United Methodist congregations would be happy to welcome them. The Commission on United Methodist Men oversees Scouting ministries and civic youth-serving agencies across the denomination. “Our office has already received notices of invitation from local churches and […]

History of Hymns: Priest bases hymn on call to be ‘fishers of men’

Of his five hymns in the UM Hymnal, “Pescador de Hombres” (“Fisher of Men”), the original Spanish title, is the most popular and indeed, one of the more popular newer hymns in the hymnal. Written in 1979, “Tú has venido a la orilla” (the Spanish opening line) is based on the parallel passages found in the synoptic gospels on Jesus’ calling of his first disciples (Matthew 4:18-20; Mark 1:16-20; Luke 5:1-11).

Wesleyan Wisdom: Thank you all, goodbye, and God bless you!

Editor’s note: This article was submitted prior to the announcement of the continuation of www.unitedmethodistreporter.com but CircuitWriter Media LLC. We have reached out to Dr. Haynes about possibly continuing his column on-line in the future and hope to be able to announce about his participation soon.  Writing the 209th and final “Wesleyan Wisdom” column for […]

Some good news…

We’ve been talking with several of the folks who have written for UMR in the past, and I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Donald Haynes has agreed to keep writing for us.  Dr. Haynes’s Wesleyan Wisdom has been a regular feature of the print United Methodist Reporter, and many of his faithful readers have been asking him […]

Film Review: Darkness draws parallels between hero, villain

By Kendrick Kuo, Special Contributor Star Trek Into Darkness Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence  For those who have not seen the trailer, this second installment of director J.J. Abrams’ planned Star Trek trilogy centers on a villain named John Harrison. This terrorist mastermind, using a suicide bomber, detonates a bomb […]

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