Commentaries

General Church
The Rev. Stephen W. Rankin. Photo by Hillsman Stuart Jackson, © Southern Methodist University.

To the Confessing Movement, with gratitude

Traditionalist caucus kept many in The United Methodist Church focused on “crucial theological anchor points.”
Immigration
The Rev. David Maldonado. Video image courtesy of IMU Latina (Iglesia Metodista Unida Latina) via YouTube by UM News.

United Methodists are called to care for the vulnerable

For migrants seeking safety in the United States, vulnerability becomes a constant companion. United Methodists are called to care for the vulnerable, be it physical, financial, legal or political.
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.

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