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Faith in Action: Is doctrine making a comeback in Methodism?

For a long time, the term “doctrine” has been perceived negatively in many United Methodist circles. It can seem to some people like one of those heavy-handed words, used by one group to coerce another. The verb “to indoctrinate” certainly carries this connotation—almost akin to a process of brainwashing where people are brought into a […]

Thoughts on UMR from supporters, former staff

In the days following the announcement that the United Methodist Reporter would cease publication, many expressions of regret, nostalgia and appreciation poured into the offices of UMR Communications. Here are excerpts from some of the reflections and memories from United Methodists around the connection: The principles of good journalism aren’t all that different from Christian […]

Reporter among award winners at RCC

From Staff Reports… The United Methodist Reporter has again been recognized in the DeRose-Hinkouse Memorial Awards competition, which honor outstanding work in religious communication and public relations. The 2013 awards were announced April 4, at the Religion Communicators Council annual meeting, held this year in Indianapolis. The Reporter won an award of excellence in the […]

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