News & Opinion

African Methodists Worry About Church that Brought them Christianity by Emily McFarlan Miller (RNS)

An Open Pastoral Letter to United Methodists by Timothy Tennent

Focus 10: Friday, May 20

Good News Responds to Bishops’ Appointed Commission

Focus 9: Thursday, May 19

Focus 8: Wednesday, May 18

Progressives Playing with Fire: Mad Methodists, Berners & the myth of Prophetic Arson by Marcia Dixon Hall (Patheos)

Focus 7: Tuesday, May 17

Bishops’ head to address rumors of split

Focus 6: Monday, May 16

My Brother’s Keeper by F. Willis Johnson
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Focus 5: Saturday, May 14

Focus 4: Friday, May 13

Focus 3: Thursday, May 12

Focus 2: Wednesday, May 11

Focus 1: Tuesday, May 10

Delegates decline to adopt Rule 44 by Walter Fenton
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Rule 44 and UMCGC by Kevin Watson
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The “Remember Me” communion station by Chad Bowen and Smith Lilley
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Pageantry and Controversy by Walter Fenton
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Local pastors in background of General Conference by Sam Hodges (UMNS)
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From the Perspective of a Rule 44 Small Group Leader: Why I’m Voting Against it by Tyler Best
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LGBTQ defiance mounts as General Conference begins by Walter Fenton
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HIV/AIDS is limited priority for church by Kathy L. Gilbert (UMNS)
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111 clergy, clergy candidates come out as gay by Heather Hahn (UMNS)
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Good News responds to clergy coming out letter
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Plan UMC’s fate still up to GC2016 by Heather Hahn (UMNS)
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Committee upholds plan for 5 new African bishops in 2020
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Same Issues, Different Era by Rob Renfroe
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From Protest to Provocation by Walter Fenton
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Renewal Agenda for General Conference by Thomas Lambrecht
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Revive Us Again by Madeline Carrasco Henners
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Unnecessary Rule 44 by Walter Fenton
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Where is the Zeal for Agency Reform? By Heather Hahn
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African Bishops Challenge Their Colleagues by Walter Fenton
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Progressive Coalition Responds to African Bishops
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Africa Initiative Plans Pre-General Conference Gathering
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Remembering Orphans at General Conference by Steve Beard
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Escalation in Disruption by Thomas Lambrecht
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