This week, the Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church voted to defer their ruling on the legality of PlanUMC, a massive reorganization plan of the upper echelons of the UMC. Here’s some reflections.
Archives for October 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT), the Northeastern Jurisdiction is holding a Webinar to outline their proposal for the 2016 General Conference to consider.
The Judicial Council must both give voice to the informed, dissenting perspective (who will be present at the meeting) and to ultimately refuse to rule on PlanUMC to allow the Spirit to guide the General Conference delegates.
To the female pastors and clergywomen serving in ordained ministry: While I loudly advocate for women in ministry, let me stop to say that you and I are in fact unequal.
As an informed source for unity/schism analysis in the UMC, it’s important the Methodists understand the issues at play in the Covenantal Unity Plan (CUP) that came out this week.
A novel suggestion from the Presbyterians could yield a source of wisdom and enthusiasm for all that is before many churches, parachurches, and denominational bodies.
There’s a secular wave crossing the country, starting at the West and Northeast coasts and moving inward. So how is the United Methodist Church, through its publishing and resourcing arms, empowering ministry and missions in these areas?