MTSO appoints Valerie Bridgeman associate professor

Valerie Bridgeman

“Dr. Bridgeman brings a special blend of scholarship, creativity and energy to our campus,” said MTSO President Jay Rundell.

Ethnic/Minority Young Adult Summer Internship deadlines


The EYA program is for persons, ages 18-22 from United Methodist racial/ethnic minority caucuses and Central Conferences, who have an interest in exploring issues of public policy, social justice advocacy and social change.

Council of Bishops meets in Oklahoma City


Nashville, Tenn.: United Methodist bishops from Africa, Europe, Asia and the U.S. will gather in Oklahoma City at the Skirvin Hilton for the Council of Bishops meeting, November 2-7, 2014. The meeting begins on Sunday, November 2, with a memorial service at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City at 4:00 p.m. to remember […]

General Board of Pension and Health Benefits to hold Listening Session


The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of The United Methodist Church (GBPHB) invites interested plan participants and other constituents to address the board of directors during a Listening Session on Thursday, November 13, 2014 (11:30 a.m.) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Houston withdraws pastors’ subpoenas


The mayor of Houston on Wednesday withdrew the subpoenas of sermons from five pastors who opposed an ordinance banning discrimination against LGBT people.

Methodist Federation for Social Action and the Institute on Religion & Democracy weigh in on Schaefer decision


This week’s decision by the UMC’s judicial council to uphold the NE Jurisdiction’s Committee on Appeals decision to reinstate Schaefer brought quick response from many corners.

Horwood donates one million for theological education


Horwood has designated the gift for theological students from the Rio Texas Conference who attend Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University or Asbury Theological Seminary.

GBHEM General Secretary issues statement on the Ebola global crisis


What concerns me most is a deeper crisis, the fear epidemics, when people move so quickly from indifference to paranoia, instead of moving from solidarity to action.

Bishop D. Max Whitfield appointed director of Center for Religious Leadership at Perkins School of Theology

Perkins square

The Provost made the appointment upon receiving the nomination of Bishop Whitfield from Perkins School of Theology Dean William B. Lawrence.

Mission team witnesses miracle of children hearing for the first time

Gil in Haiti 2014

During the week of Oct. 6, a six-member Hope of Hearing mission team tested 351 children and fit 97 with hearing aids.