Archives for January 2015

Book review: “Bonhoeffer as Youthworker” by Andrew Root

This new work by Andrew Root would be a worthwhile read even if only as a refresher course in the remarkable life and ministry of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Human Trafficking is about People (COMMENTARY)

Human trafficking seems like such an immediate, obvious, and practical crisis. However, we will never really address the problem until we meditate on that crucial distinction between people and things.

GBHEM loan applications available now with expanded categories for eligibility

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry opened applications for spring and summer loans on December 11, 2014 and will accept loan applications until May 5, 2015.

Why the Charlie Hebdo attack is not about images or free speech (COMMENTARY)

To view the assault as simply about images of Muhammad is to accept a long-standing narrative about Muslim sensitivity to portrayals of Muhammad, which plays into conceptions of Muslims as superstitious savages.

Persecution of Christians reached historic levels in 2014. Will 2015 be worse?

From imprisonment to torture to beheadings, more Christians worldwide live in fear for their lives than at any time in the modern era.

Bishop Talbert complaint resolved

Complaints filed against Bishop Melvin Talbert alleging he violated the sacred trust of his office for officiating a same-sex wedding have been resolved, avoiding trial.

If the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage in 2015, how will evangelicals respond?

Conservative Christians have been among the most ardent opponents of gay marriage and rights for decades. How will they respond if the Supreme Court makes gay marriage legal nationwide?

Chuck Knows Church Launches New Show Jan. 12

Chuck Knows Church is expanding to a new series, and this time Chuck is on a church committee!

Bishop Job, who helped people deal with death, dead at 86

By Kathy L. Gilbert Jan. 4, 2014 | BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (UMNS) “I have no anxiety about my own death. … I don’t know what that’s going to be like, but I have some idea that it will be good because this life is good,” said retired Bishop Rueben P. Job after the publication of his […]

Recently Read: Arkansans set for Cuba journey

Arkansas UMCs are heading to Cuba today as part of a mission team to bridge together two Methodist communities.