(RNS) — More than five dozen young United Methodist clergywomen are circulating an open letter claiming there was no justice in the denomination’s 'just resolution' process for the four women who accused the Rev. Donald 'Bud' Heckman of sexual misconduct.
(RNS) — Jay Sekulow, a lawyer with an outsized reputation for First Amendment defenses, may have another high-profile slam-dunk on his hands.
DES MOINES, Iowa (RNS) — 'It's just a really good experience to know what it's like to be an outsider, to be a stranger, to be asking for people's welcome,' the Rev. Sarah Trone Garriott said.
(RNS) — A lot of contemporary worship music doesn’t offer the best theology, but 'Hymn for the 81%,' by a South Bend, Indiana, worship leader, has gone viral with a cocktail of prophetic fire and Christ-like grace.
KELLER, Texas (RNS) — 'Pain is a part of the growth,' said the black pastor of a multiethnic Southern Baptist church in Utah.
(RNS) — Jack Van Impe, a televangelist who for decades warned viewers about the end of the world, died at 88.
(RNS) — He believed there were transcendent truths that had the power to change hearts and move them away from the political and social policies of segregation.
(Sightings) — One wonders if United Methodists, including those who signed the “protocol,” increasingly understand that “breaking up [really] is hard to do.”
CINCINNATI (RNS) — Starting with discussions about race, Crossroads Church developed ‘next steps’ for reaching into its community to alleviate racial and economic inequities.
(RNS) — Only 12% of U.S. Protestant pastors say that they strongly or somewhat agreed with the idea that Christians can speed up the return of Christ by supporting geopolitical changes mentioned in the Bible.
(RNS) — Participants offered a behind-the-scenes look at how they arrived at a proposal, announced earlier this month, that would allow conservative United Methodist churches and conferences to split from the denomination over their beliefs barring LGBTQ United Methodists from ordination and marriage.
(RNS) — The earnest shlock and high camp of 'Cats' — what else can we call Taylor Swift playing a feline in a pastiche of Eliot's Anglo-Catholic mysticism? — captures our current state of dread.
(RNS) — For too long, United Methodists have been merely coexisting, without community, and too many congregations have grown accustomed to a theological ambiguity that dishonors our heritage.
(RNS) — In an amended complaint filed this week, two former students allege Fuller Theological Seminary violated anti-discrimination laws when it expelled them after learning they were married to people of the same sex.
(RNS) — 'I thought that the church and what it stands for and its impact on the day-to-day lives of people was important and that we should step up and try and preserve that, which hopefully we've done,' says Feinberg.