The current narrative is that renewal is needed after decades of conservative evangelical oppression. But the reality is the opposite: they have owned the UMC for a long time and continue to blame the brokenness on the minority party.
With the plethora of proposals to change the United Methodist Church, which ones actually have a chance at success? Take a read on two criteria that I think will define the most viable options–and one criteria that will doom them all.
In The West Wing, a team of rivals takes over the Supreme Court. As our church and society becomes more polarized, what value is there in keeping different voices together? Is the best church still found in contention?