Archives for September 2013

Welcome to the new United Methodist Reporter

It’s been several months in coming, but beginning today The United Methodist Reporter assumes a new look. When CircuitWriter Media took over the operation of this site in June we knew that we would need to make some technical changes in the site. In the course of making those changes we realized that it was […]

Justice agency board approves $100,000 for Imagine No Malaria

The governing body of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) voted unanimously at its fall meeting to contribute $100,000 to the denomination’s Imagine No Malaria (INM) campaign.

McCormack joins the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry

Nashville, Tenn — Mark McCormack has accepted a position as director of research in the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s Division of Higher Education. He begins work on October 1, 2013. He will conduct research that can provide empirical evidence to assist GBHEM staff in making decisions, program planning and assessment, and strategic planning. […]

A view from the balcony of COR’s Leadership Institute

Sky McCracken reflects on his time at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Leadership Institute 2013.

10 Questions for Church Leaders: Barbara Boigegrain

UMR’s Mike Baughman talks with GBPHB head Barbara Boigegrain about pensions, health insurance and “ObamaCare.”

Recently Read: Andrew Thompson debunks the Teresa MacBain story in the NYT

Andrew Thompson looks at self-proclaimed UM minister and atheist Teresa MacBain’s claims and chides the NY Times for bad reporting.

Wesleyan Wisdom: Can United Methodists learn from Pope Francis?

Regardless of our age or station in life, we need from time to time to read something  of a different genre or posture from our own opinion and journey.  One also needs to hear the counsel of others who have a different perspective, a different view—micro or macro—of the  prevailing winds.  Nearly an octogenarian, I […]

What Social Media Teaches Me about the Church?

Bishop Ken Carter reflects on the portrayal of the church in social media today, and how the church can respond to those stereotypes.

Recently Read: Can churches ask too much?

Ben Gosden wonders if we are burning out church members rather than making disciples: After 3+ years of ministry in a large, historic, urban church I’ve learned a lot not only from people who are faithful and active in the ministries of the local church — I’ve also learned a lot from the people who […]

Recently Read: Gay issues on Judicial Council agenda

The Judicial Council, the top court of the The United Methodist Church, recently published the agenda for their October meeting, leading to several articles in the church and secular press. United Methodist News Service’s (UMNS) Linda Bloom offered an synopsis of the issues in an article on the UMCConnections site: During the 2013 annual conference […]