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Debate about church future heats up
United Methodists are gearing up to go in different directions. At the same time, disputes over church rules and the status of LGBTQ people continue to flare.
Ministry candidate preaches in drag to ‘speak in a new way’
Isaac Simmons came upon the idea of merging drag and spirituality through the Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin. "He thought the best way to enact systemic change was through joy and carnival … and drag is over the top and joyous."
Bishop Yeakel, caring leader, dies at 93
Bishop Joseph H. Yeakel helped in the formation of The United Methodist Church in the 1968 and later served in a variety of leadership roles, including Council of Bishops president.
Church to start counting non-binary members
The board of The United Methodist Church’s finance agency approved adding the term “non-binary” alongside “male” and “female” on church statistical forms. The change only affects U.S. congregations.
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