Bill Mefford

Bill Mefford is Director of Civil and Human Rights at the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society. His blog is Jeremiah Weeping: Thinking prophetically, acting missionally, loving radically.

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Addicted to the Institution

By Bill Mefford
I remember when I was in seminary having a really strange conversation with another student. I remember him telling me that he saw the need for change in the United Methodist… read more

Pentecost or Corporate Control?

By Bill Mefford
Wednesday’s most dramatic moment came in the evening with the presentation on the Call to Action by Adam Hamilton, pastor of a megachurch in the suburbs of Kansas City. It … read more

Redecorating Chapels

By Bill Mefford
Here’s a question that I almost never hear asked: Can a church be prophetic (by which I mean witnessing to the reality of God’s Kingdom justice and love in the… read more

Review: Doing Good

By Bill Mefford
Holiness is not an often-used term in many of the circles of current-day political activists. But perhaps it should be. Doing Good: A Grace-Filled Approach to Holiness, by Dr… read more