Exile from Methodism may be ahead for progressives–but just 10 minutes into a progressive-free zone of Methodism, a surprise is in store.
A Response to Dr. Maria Dixon Hall’s article charging the Western Jurisdiction as recanting the Connection and their Ordination Vows.
The Wesleyan Covenant Association is rightly named as “fanning fears of schism” in a recent letter, but they are not the cause of it.
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 “Unity until a Commission Report” by the Council of Bishops move benefits all sides and allows the middle of Methodism to guide the conversation.
The accusations of who is “schismatic” versus who is loyal, and the desire to hold the church together at all costs, prioritizes the institution over the people of the church.
All is not what it seems when the phrase “historic Christian teaching” is used in United Methodist circles.
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.
Are we at a critical moment in the United Methodist Church whereby we can overcome the errors of the past and embrace our Unity in Christ in a way perhaps unseen before?
Two recent efforts to eliminate the Western part of United Methodism have a common fear that the West has hit on something powerful for discipleship.