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.

Mission Agency will match $1 million on UMC #GivingTuesday


The United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries announced that on Dec. 2, 2014, it will match up to $1 million in gifts made online to any project through The Advance as part of UMC #GivingTuesday.

Orphans abandoned, shunned in Africa’s Ebola crisis


“I went to my relatives after my mother died, but they chased me away, even after I told them that I didn’t have Ebola,” said Frank, 12, who tested negative for Ebola at the hospital where his mother died.

Mark Driscoll resigns from Mars Hill Church


Mark Driscoll, the larger-than-life megachurch pastor who has been accused of plagiarism, bullying and an unhealthy ego that alienated his most devoted followers, resigned from his Seattle church Tuesday (Oct. 14), according to a document obtained by RNS.

GCFA Board of Directors Elect Two New Members


The board of directors of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) elected two new members for the remainder of the 2013 – 2016 quadrennium.

Stanley Hauerwas drops out of General Theological Seminary lecture series after controversy


Theologian Stanley Hauerwas has declined a series of lectures he was scheduled to give at New York’s General Theological Seminary in November in the wake of the crisis roiling the school.

Recently Read: Students ask Harvard to cut ties with Teach for America


Citing concerns about undue corporate influence, Harvard students request that President Faust end the institution’s relationship with Teach for America.