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?
Understanding how the Biblical Text was originally written sheds light on how the anti-gay section of Romans 1 is not an argument made by Paul.
A super-geeky and yet missionally solid post about six years of outreach into the tabletop gaming culture–and how to start your own.
There’s an interesting shifting of the goalposts happening in the Christian online world that is weird to me and disconcerting for future conversations.
Only 53% of United Methodists affirm a basic doctrine of the Bible, the Wesleyan church, and church unity–but is that really a surprise?
Today, I say goodbye to companions of mine for the past 20 years.