Christians plan massive rally in Washington in July

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) Nick Hall is hoping to repeat what Promise Keepers did almost two decades ago — bring a massive crowd to the National Mall. Hall, a layman on the board of… read more

United Methodists are shaped and transformed by Scripture

By Joel B. Green
For the heirs of John Wesley—I will call them “Methodists”—the central importance of scripture in the formation of God’s people is nonnegotiable… read more

The United Methodist Church as a witness and servant to the world

By Roger E. Olson
A few years ago I was discipling a young man toward Christian ministry. He was on the cusp of graduating from the Baptist university where I teach—with a bachelor’s… read more

Bishop Tom Bickerton: 'What are we fighting for?'

By Shane Raynor
In early December I visited with Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton on the set here in Nashville where he was filming sessions for the DVD accompanying his new book What Are We Fighting… read more


By Michael Jinkins
This article was previously published in October 2015 on the author’s blog, “Thinking Out Loud." Compromise has become a dirty word in America—maybe in the… read more

The death of homogenized United Methodism

By Chris Ritter
Growing up on a dairy farm, we often used milk right out of the bulk tank. This large, gleaming stainless steel reservoir was supplied from a pipeline flowing from the udders of… read more


By John K. Yambasu
Before and after the Civil Rights Movement, race issues dominated the social, economic, and political landscape of the USA. The whole world witnessed and still experiences its… read more

Treasure hidden in a field

By Kenneth H. Carter, Jr.
"So what do you think will happen at the General Conference?” I’m often asked that question. Underneath are a variety of unspoken emotions: fear, anxiety, sadness… read more

We are one

By Francis Asbury
God is love. There is anger and hatred in God as well as love, but God is never said to be anger or hatred; no, not even justice itself. Rather God prefers to disclose to humans… read more

Our works of piety in pursuit of the common good

By Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli
"I’m not sure how I feel about living in this city,” said a theologically trained young adult with a passion for social justice. As a relative newcomer to Washington… read more

Is The United Methodist Church's mission statement really Methodist?

By Christian Alsted
This article is an excerpt from Alsted's essay “Evangelism and Prevenient Grace in the 21st Century.” The essay appears in the journal Nordic Perspectives on… read more

A unique and contextual identity

By Meeli Tankler
This article is based on Tankler's DMin thesis from Asbury Theological Seminary, the research for which also appeared in the journal Nordic Perspectives on Methodism. The… read more
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