The debate has focused largely on the teachings of the Book of Discipline, which states that homosexuality is “incompatible with Christian teaching.” In a 438-384 vote recently, delegates agreed to uphold the teaching. But an increasing number of bishops hope to create a more progressive Methodist denomination.
For most high school students, summer is for relaxing, spending time with friends, and no homework.
But a group of Texas teenagers have decided to use their time away from school to repair homes and give back to those in need during the hot summer months.
For generations, U.S. churches sent missionaries around the world, preaching the Gospel and planting churches in places such as Africa, South America, and Asia. Today, many of the millions of Christians and churches that resulted from those missionary efforts are more biblically faithful than their American forebears. This is especially true of certain denominations and certain issues.