A group of about 40 theologically conservative United Methodist Church clergy and theologians have formed an organization known as the Wesleyan Covenant Association.
The creation of the WCA was announced late last month and its first gathering is scheduled to be held in Chicago this October.
"In these times of great uncertainty about the future of the United Methodist Church, the Wesleyan Covenant Association stands together as an alliance to advance vibrant, scriptural Christianity within Methodism," stated an entry on the WCA's website. more >>
Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries, a black church in the swing state of North Carolina, hosted a rally Sunday in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump who the latest CNN/ORC poll shows has overtaken his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House.
"This rally is to call to attention, raise awareness and rally support for Republican nominee, Mr. Donald Trump, featuring campaign representatives. This invitation is extended to both supporters and non-supporters, to engage in a real dialogue about issues that we want to see a part of the presidential narrative for 2016," explained a flyer for the event posted on Facebook.
"Supporting Hillary is like being with an abusive ex, one that you already know left you broken and wounded. At this point, give the new guy a chance. She has had a LONG political life, what she couldn't do in those years, can't be trusted to do within the next for (sic]. Even the Democratic Party that has manipulate our vote and smothered our voice, since the Civil Rights era," the description ended. more >>
Some 19 days after his firing from NewSpring Church in South Carolina for alcohol addiction and other "unfortunate choices and decisions," Pastor Perry Noble checked into a treatment center to begin his journey to recovery last Wednesday.
"Well hello, I wanna say 'hey' to my Facebook family and let you know that I'm doing good. I've had a lot of people hit me up on social media asking me how I'm doing and I'm doing very well," Noble began in a video message posted to Facebook last Tuesday.
He thanked his well-wishers whose support he said "has meant the world to me," then revealed what he called his "next step." more >>
When Pastor Mark Burns opened up the Republican National Convention with prayer on Monday night, he could not have made himself more clear. Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, was a believer in Jesus Christ, and the enemy was not other Republicans but rather "Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party."
Interestingly, Pastor Burns is an African American, and in many other African American churches, prayer will be offered for Hillary Clinton, just as it was offered for Barack Obama in 2012 and 2008.
For Burns, however, there was no doubt about the matter. He proclaimed that "we" — meaning the Republicans — "are the conservative party under God," called "to defeat every attack that comes against us." more >>
A rift has emerged in the United Methodist Church after delegates in the Western Jurisdictional Conference defied the Church's prohibition of homosexuality on Friday to elect the Rev. Karen Oliveto as its first openly gay bishop.
"I think at this moment I have a glimpse of the realm of God. I want to thank the candidates who I have journeyed with these past few days, for the grace with which we walked with each other. And know I stand before you because of the work and prayers of so many, especially those saints who yearned to live for this day, who blazed a trail where there was none, who are no longer with us, and yet whose shoulders I stand on," Oliveto, 58, said after her election, according to a report from the United Methodist Church.
The Western Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church encompasses the eight westernmost regional conferences of the United States: the Alaska Conference, the California-Nevada Conference, the California-Pacific Conference, the Desert Southwest Conference, the Oregon-Idaho Conference, the Pacific Northwest Conference, the Rocky Mountain Conference and the Yellowstone Conference. more >>
Presbyterian Church (USA)'s eighth largest member congregation voted this month to leave the Mainline denomination over theological differences and join the Evangelical Covenant of Presbyterians, a conservative denomination that has more than 280 member congregations.
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, a Houston, Texas-based congregation with approximately 3,700 members, was granted dismissal by the PCUSA Presbytery of New Covenant on Saturday.