A Response to Dr. Maria Dixon Hall’s article charging the Western Jurisdiction as recanting the Connection and their Ordination Vows.
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Methodism has been crowdsourcing theology, social justice, accountability, and listening to the Holy Spirit since before it was cool.
As American conservatives tighten their grip on The United Methodist Church, will the Progressives continue to be seen as “less-than” Methodists?
The Wesleyan Covenant Association is rightly named as “fanning fears of schism” in a recent letter, but they are not the cause of it.
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.