The West leads the rest of The UMC by opening the episcopacy to ethnic minorities long before other jurisdictions.
Is the new organization a mere reaction to a General Conference that should have gone 100% Traditionalists’ way, or a gathering coalition marching towards schism? Context matters–and history indeed repeats itself.
The election of an openly lesbian Bishop in The United Methodist Church is a necessary step to a fully inclusive UMC.
An image in Harry Potter gives a lens to view how schismatic powers are so close to victory in United Methodism and may get their final component to their plan this week…maybe even today.
The Western Jurisdiction is small, scrappy, and hungry amidst the United Methodist Church, but don’t let the false rhetoric and “playing with figures” keep us from loving the Church.
Engaging a novel model for the sources of authority yields the diversity of interpretations around “The Wesleyan Quadrilateral”–and one that seems the most right.
When you think about it, there’s really only two kinds of people: those who reform their faith tradition, and those outside of it.
Non-conformity, far from being just about protest, creates space for transformation within The United Methodist Church–and may be our only hope.
Reflection on the naming of Orlando victims and what it means to be credible witnesses.
Open letter to #GA222 hoping for the Presbyterians to not follow the United Methodists when it comes to standing up for women and girls.