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The First United Methodist Church in Denton, Texas, joins in worship on June 6, the first time the sanctuary had been used for that purpose since COVID-19 forced building closures all over the U.S. The First United Methodist Church in Denton, Texas, joins in worship on June 6, the first time the sanctuary had been used for that purpose since COVID-19 forced building closures all over the U.S.

Churches Urged to Relaunch, Not Just Reopen

The spirit of innovation seen in the COVID-19 pandemic needs to continue and deepen, church leadership experts say.
Nigeria Area Bishop John Wesley Yohanna (center) speaks to people at a camp for internally displaced persons in Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria, in 2019. Nigeria Area Bishop John Wesley Yohanna (center) speaks to people at a camp for internally displaced persons in Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria, in 2019.

Divide Deepens Among Nigerian Church Leaders

Aides to bishop report fellow United Methodists to police for allegedly disturbing the peace, with four of them ultimately landing in jail on spying charges. West Africa College of Bishops plans to send delegation to Nigeria to meet with opposing parties.
Dr. John Ong, president of the Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary, gave a speech in a theological webinar held on June 15, 2021. Dr. John Ong, president of the Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary, gave a speech in a theological webinar held on June 15, 2021.

President of Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary: Regard Israeli-Palestinian Grudge From Reconciliation Theology Perspective

Dr. John Ong, the president of the Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary, spoke about the manner in which we should look at the Israeli-Palestinian grudge, from a perspective of reconciliation theological practice. "Reconciliation is a complete and sufficient work that God has freely initiated and achieved for His people. As Christians, our differences in ethnic, political, or theological views should not be excuses that prevent us from being spiritually and emotionally united."
Pastor Sandy Yu and Pastor Tiffany M. Cheng from Stream of Praise Music Ministry announced the release of their upcoming album Pastor Sandy Yu and Pastor Tiffany M. Cheng from Stream of Praise Music Ministry announced the release of their upcoming album "Hear Our Cry" in a live chat room on the evening of June 16, 2021.

First Overseas Chinese Music Ministry "Stream of Praise" Releases New Album

Stream of Praise, the first overseas Chinese music ministry, announced their new album, "Hear Our Cry", on major platforms on June 17.
Dr. Alexander Chow gave a lecture in the opening session of the annual meeting of the Yale-Edinburgh Group on World Christianity and the History of Mission on June 22, 2021. Dr. Alexander Chow gave a lecture in the opening session of the annual meeting of the Yale-Edinburgh Group on World Christianity and the History of Mission on June 22, 2021.

2021 Annual Meeting of the Yale-Edinburgh Group on World Christianity and the History of Mission Opens Online

The annual meeting of the Yale-Edinburgh Group on World Christianity and the History of Mission kicked off virtually on Tuesday, from New College, University of Edinburgh.
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