Across the United States, annual conferences are electing progressives and centrist United Methodists in droves to the 2020 General Conference. Will it matter?
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A new book by pastors in the most dechurched region of the United States seeks to show the abundance and vitality and the moments of joy that is found in ministry and missions in the Pacific Northwest.
The Call to Step Forward Back in March, this blog ran a survey of non-Western United Methodists, asking them exactly how the West could lead. We had 328 responses, of which 279 were from outside the West (and weren’t jerks filling it out telling us we needed to “comply” with the UMC or “burn in hell” […]
Rev. Nate Berneking concludes his writings on the dissolution and re-creation of an LGBTQ-inclusive witness.
Rev. Nate Berneking offers his informed thoughts on why and how to unwind The UMC.
progressives walk several paths right now until one of them breaks open for us to more quickly and effectively achieve a more just expression of Methodism.
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.