General/Jurisdictional Conference

GNW Pride: A Presbyterian Version of the One Church Plan

Brett Webb-Mitchell


One Church Model, Presbyterian Style.

Women and Girls Can and Do Lead: A Response to the Failure of Amendment One

Tim Overton-Harris


Last week we became aware of the vote on the five amendments to the Constitution of the United Methodist Church proposed by the 2016 General Conference. Once an amendment is approved by the General Conference it goes to each Annual Conference throughout the world for ratification. The vote in each annual conference is tallied with all the other annual conference votes and the aggregate vote determines if an amendment is ratified. It is the total votes of the individual members of each annual ...

Never discuss politics or religion!

Jan Nelson


Most of us long to have deep conversation with people who are important to us, but we are afraid.

Extravagant Hospitality!

Donna Prichard


Donna Pritchard has experienced the power of extravagant hospitality as a delegate to General Conference.

Dominus vobiscum

John Go


“May the Lord be with You!” This is an ancient salutation and blessing

A Faith Formed by the United Methodist Church: Loving as Christ Loved

Wendy Woodworth


These three sermons and all the sermons and Sunday School lessons that I do not specifically remember, created the foundation for the formation of my faith as a United Methodist

The Worst Way to Run a Church?

Mark Bateman


I think about governance as we move toward General Conference 2016 in Portland

200 years of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Duane Anders


This year as we gather we will mark the 200th anniversary of the African Methodist Episcopal church. We celebrate our brothers and sister in Christ born out of our own racism.

So Many Words…

David Armstrong


I’ve been a church nerd my entire life, and a Methonerd* since 1991. Spending all those years in mainline denominations means I’ve been surrounded by words spoken in a religious context. On Sunday mornings we often get many of the same words: familiar liturgy, songs and hymns we’ve heard many times, scriptures that come up every three years if your pastor uses the lectionary. We also get some words that change but are not surprising: prayer requests, benedictions, and sermons, even if they’re ...

Changing our Mindset

Josh Hauser


Josh Hauser shares the view that we need to change our thinking.

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