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How I Want to Shape My Ministry: Student Riva Tabelisma on the UMC General Conference

By | on 08, Mar 2019 |   social justice Theology ministry social transformation Voice lgbtq Methodist Studies

It has been more than a week since the Special Session of the General Conference of the UMC adjourned. The result of that gathering came as a shock to many people, especially to me as I witnessed it i[...]

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"Many Waters Cannot Quench Love:" United's Response to the UMC General Conference.

By | on 04, Mar 2019 |   news Voice lgbtq statement Politics Methodist Studies

This week a special General Conference of the United Methodist Church voted to reaffirm and even to strengthen its opposition to same-sex marriage and to gay clergy. When the majority of delegates dec[...]

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Awaiting the Results: A United Student Reflects on the General Conference

By | on 23, Feb 2019 |   social justice Voice lgbtq Civil Rights Dialogue Community Vocation Methodist Studies

“The special called 2019 General Conference [of the United Methodist Church], set for Feb. 23–26 in St. Louis, will focus on moving the denomination past its decades-long struggle with issues around h[...]

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Video Ministry: Countering LGBTQ "Clobber Texts" on Youtube.  

By | on 22, Mar 2018 |   social justice videos social transformation Activism Voice lgbtq

How do we share our messages and enact our ministry across different audiences?  Social Transformation student, Nikole Mitchell uses Twitter, blogging, and vlogging (video blogging) to reach people wh[...]

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Biblical Drag: Performing Gender with the Song of Songs.

By | on 05, Feb 2018 |   Theology theological education social transformation Judaism Voice lgbtq Drag

From He to She, from You to Me: Worship as Drag in the Song of Songs

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Queer, Christian, and Ready to Serve: Putting the Pieces Together

By | on 20, Dec 2017 |   social justice Theology ministry theological education social transformation students lgbtq

Nikole Mitchell is a first year student at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, where she is pursuing an M.Div. with a concentration in Social Transformation: "My whole life I’ve had to cho[...]

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