Some will stand on the floor of General Conference and say that the church is in bad shape and is doomed. While I believe we must be the architects of a new church and improve on the things that are challenging us, today I had the privilege of telling my church how good it is through the wonderful things God has empowered us to do.
–Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton
Mission and Ministry
Commentary: There is danger when there is gender imbalance
The role of all men and all women within The United Methodist Church is to be disciples who make more disciples, writes Gilbert C. Hanke of United Methodist Men.
Commentary: A simple majority is a foundation of sand
A simple majority vote at General Conference provides an unstable basis for denominational unity.
Ask The UMC: Does Christmas have roots in pagan beliefs?
A look at the long history of celebrating Christmas on December 25 and how the early church arrived at that date.