Fallout from the Sexual Revolution

How is the growing acceptance of same-sex marriage related to other opinions about sexual morality?  That is a question explored by Mark Regnerus (associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas) in a recent study on relationships in America. In a survey...

Transforming the World: Whose Job?

United Methodist Communications does some excellent work with church advertising, training courses for church leaders, and the Imagine No Malaria campaign.  I did a double-take, however, when I saw the cover of the new United Methodist Program Calendar.  It has the...

Is the UMC Turning Around?

Inquiring minds want to know: Is The United Methodist Church starting to reverse its 45-year record of decline?  A recent report on church vitality in U.S. United Methodist Churches (UMNS story, Vital Congregations Report) found that the number of “highly vital”...

What Does ‘Agree to Disagree’ Mean?

There has been a lot of talk lately about finding ways for United Methodists to coexist together in the same denomination despite deep divisions over how the church should minister to and with GLBTQ persons.  At the 2012 General Conference, Adam Hamilton and Mike...