UNITED METHODISM’S CORPORATE CULTURE AND THE...

Feb 26, 2015 by

I have sometimes used the phrase “mediating elite” to refer to church leadership (though it could be used in politics or any other discipline) that believes its calling in life is to control and guide the church to keep it respectable,...

read more

The Connectional Table’s Human Sexuality Task Forc...

Feb 19, 2015 by

MAPUTO, Mozambique: On February 10, 2015, in Maputo, Mozambique, The Connectional Table’s Human Sexuality Task Force hosted its third and final panel on human sexuality which emphasized the denomination’s central conference perspective.  Ricky...

read more

UNITED METHODISM’S CORPORATE CULTURE AND THE INABI...

Feb 10, 2015 by

McDonald’s announced a few days ago that Don Thompson, its CEO, is being replaced.  The problem?  McDonald’s profits are lackluster.  Needed?  Someone to turn things around.  New branding, new products, new advertising, new tactics–who knows...

read more

Mt. Bethel UM Church Withholds Apportionments

Jan 30, 2015 by

January 16, 2015 By Tom Lambrecht – Good News One of the largest congregations in The United Methodist Church withheld over $200,000 of its apportionments in 2014 in response to what it believes to be “wholly unsatisfactory” inaction on the...

read more

Is There a Good Word For 2015?

Jan 29, 2015 by

What’s going wrong with America these days?  There seems to be a foul mood in the land.  According to an August 5 poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal 76% of Americans do not believe their children will be better off than they are.  71%...

read more

Coalition Issues Statement on Talbert Case

Jan 24, 2015 by

January 23, 2015 ### UM Coalition Statement on Talbert Resolution As leaders of the Renewal and Reform Coalition in The United Methodist Church, we believe the so-called “just resolution” of complaints filed against Bishop Melvin...

read more