Grace as opposed to pleasantness, harm as opposed to discomfort, and a graceful way to hold a church gathering accountable to harm done.
Traditionalists have operated a parallel, shadow alternative to The United Methodist Church for decades, funded by diverted funds and gifts, and now they have another fund to continue to do the same in Africa.
I received the following press release (the organizers are clergy colleagues in my annual conference) and thought I would promote it! Clear your calendars for the afternoon/evening of Pentecost and gather a community watch and worship party! === PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW GLOBAL ONLINE METHODIST WORSHIPPING COMMUNITY FOR AND BY LGBTQIA+ PEOPLE […]
The lack of the word “practicing” in official UM Polity betrays a decades-long campaign to legislate gay people out of the church completely.
Guest post reminds us that affirmation and love are shallow substitutes for the actual hard work of inclusion.
Separation and Exit are exactly what the WCA wants. Shall we let the fundamentalists win?
What Women, People of Color, and People with Disabilities Stand to Lose if the UMC Doesn’t Stand Together
How churches can help students who might be disillusioned about college because of the Varsity Blues scandal.
United Methodists CAN choose viable paths to Remain in The UMC or to Exit and start a new thing.
Guest: “There is no way forward for the United Methodist Church that is not a way out of the United Methodist Church.”