Commentaries

Global Health
Dr. David Boan. Photo courtesy of the author.

Staying the course with vaccine access

A United Methodist church’s campaign to create equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines among poor countries has raised nearly half a million dollars, but challenges remain, so the campaign continues.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Thomas Frank is known to many United Methodist pastors for his book “Polity, Practice, and the Mission of The United Methodist Church.” He’s also a historic preservationist, and his latest book is “Historic Houses of Worship in Peril.” Photo courtesy Thomas Frank.

Church must address property issues in net-zero effort

The most significant step The United Methodist Church could take to reduce its carbon footprint would be to reuse or redevelop its underused real estate.
Faith Stories
The Rev. Mel West. Photo courtesy of the author.

My almost-100 years as a Methodist

The Rev. Mel West, 98, reflects on his life and the church that helped shape it.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Wes Magruder. Photo by Jennifer Silver, General Board of Global Ministries.

Church must think more critically about digital presence

Technology is changing us, and we ignore its impact — and its implications for the church — at our own peril.

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