Astute readers may have already noticed two changes to UM & Global in the past month and a half.
The first is actually a change for the blogmaster, rather than the blog itself. As you can see in the "About Me" section at the bottom of the page, I have a new position as Director of Mission Theology for Global Ministries of the UMC. While Global Ministries previously provided some financial support for the blog, this is a much closer relationship to the agency for me.
This change in my status will not, however, affect this blog. This blog continues to be a project of the United Methodist Professors of Mission, not Global Ministries. The materials posted on this blog, whether written by me or other commentators, continue to reflect the opinions of the individual authors and do not represent the opinions one way or the other of Global Ministries.
Moreover, the blog will continue to feature the same mix of solicited and submitted posts, recommended readings, and my own commentary as it has in the past. It will continue to focus on our six main content areas: mission, global United Methodist ecclesiology, global social issues, culture and diversity, ecumenical and interreligious relationships, and international Methodist partnerships.
The second recent change for the blog is the creation of a new Facebook page for the blog. In addition to announcing new posts on Twitter, they will also be posted to the Facebook page. I believe this addition will allow the blog to have a greater reach than previously possible through just the website and Twitter.
Thus, I encourage readers to like us on Facebook themselves and to share our page with other United Methodists as well.
Thanks again to all who read, share, and write for this blog. Here's to continued conversations about the global nature of The United Methodist Church!