Sightings Articles

Tom Cotton

slavery | politics | political religion | United Methodists

King Cotton

The United Methodist Church's roots witness against Cotton's attack on critical history

September 3, 2020

United Methodists | LGBTQ

United Methodist Schism and the ‘Protocol’ of 2020

What does the most recent proposal for splitting the UMC actually achieve?

January 15, 2020

United Methodists | LGBTQ

“And a Child Shall Lead Them”

Recently, eight teenagers went through confirmation classes at a United Methodist Church in Omaha, Nebraska, and when the time came for them to join the church, they said thanks, but no thanks. Instead, on Easter Sunday, they read a letter to their c...

May 9, 2019

United Methodists | LGBTQ | homophobia | Methodism | Conversations

Fault Lines in United Methodism

  Ed. Note: Today's column brings together several United Methodist voices to reflect on last week's special session of the United Methodist Church's (UMC) General Conference and the denomination's decision to strengthen its ban on the ordination ...

March 4, 2019

ecumenism | Paul Ramsey | Public Church | Social Gospel | Stanley Hauerwas | United Methodists

Meanwhile, United Methodists...

Editor's note: Sightings will be taking a short break for the Thanksgiving holiday. We'll be back Thursday, December 1st! Give us Sightings folks a headline with the phrase “Public Church” in it, and we are poised to follow through. The Center fro...

November 21, 2016