Technology has changed the General Conference experience

“It won’t be as much telling people what’s been done,” says Greg Nelson of the report back after the General Conference. Instead, Nelson, Director of Communications for the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference, believes that “it will be about establishing relationships.”

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The Rev. Melissa Meyers. Photo by Moriah Safford.

Remembering Rachel Held Evans

A United Methodist clergywoman writes about how the work of the Christian writer — who challenged traditional views on the roles of LGBTQ people and women in the church — influenced her and many others.
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Photo of The Rev. William B. Lawrence by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Commentary: Two decisions, one a danger

The former president of the United Methodist Judicial Council analyzes the court’s rulings on the Traditional Plan legislation and the disaffiliation legislation.
The Rev. Jeffrey Edwards. Photo by Joanne Rich.

Commentary: Pastor details pain of false arrest

A United Methodist pastor finds God’s grace in his false arrest, which he says gave him the chance to shine a light on what others suffer in a flawed criminal justice system.