The New York Conference’s board of ordained ministry announced March 1 that it would not consider sexual orientation in evaluating a clergy candidate, even if that individual has a spouse of the same gender.
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Love. Reverence. Awe. It’s hard to think about the life story of Eunice Jones Mathews without feeling the compelling love of Christ shine through.
A church is not a building, but a group of people coming together with shared values. Part of the rich story of Methodism includes African Americans who chose to stay with the denomination despite being sometimes excluded or treated unfairly. Archivists hope churches and families will donate...
“91.66 percent!” The Council on Finance and Administration meeting are usually serious times of reporting and reflection. However, in the recent meeting on apportionment giving in 2015, the numbers danced. They literally twirled in the PowerPoint presentation.
There are many doors through which a person may enter a church. At Trinity UMC in Frederick, one of those doors has been a long-standing brass ensemble that plays at worship once a month.
On Wednesday, May 28, 1975, at approximately 9:30 p.m., a young Marcus Matthews knelt before Bishop James K. Mathews in the nave of the majestic Washington National Cathedral and was ordained an Elder in The United Methodist Church. The Bible he placed his hands on that night belonged to none...
Dr. Sondra Wheeler grew up knowing Scripture by heart. Today, she helps her students know the heart of Scripture.
Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column.
Grace and peace to you as we journey together into the season of Lent. I have to confess, this year I miss the tradition of gathering with the clergy of the Baltimore-Washington Conference on Ash Wednesday. I am in Zimbabwe for an important Board of Directors meeting for Africa University.
From its beginning, Methodism has had a rich appreciation for theological diversity. John Wesley recognized what sociologists are now beginning to measure with great precision: that organizational systems which intentionally foster and celebrate diversity of all sorts are healthier and more...