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The letter from the African Bishops on terrorism, unity, and human sexuality shows the value of regional diversity and the need for more authority given to those who are on the front lines of global concerns.
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.
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.
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?
Only 53% of United Methodists affirm a basic doctrine of the Bible, the Wesleyan church, and church unity–but is that really a surprise?
A guest blog by United Methodist Bishop Robert Schnase, episcopal leader of the Missouri Annual Conference.