Church politics, economics, and leverage paint a rather dramatic picture of this moment playing out in Mississippi, America.
Wesleyan Covenant Association
Posts related to the Wesleyan Covenant Association, a renewal group dedicated to preserving global LGBTQ Exclusion in The United Methodist Church and, failing that, siphoning off the capital, property, and people from The UMC to a new Wesleyan denomination.
Trump’s election helps The UMC understand the Wesleyan Covenant Association’s base of support and potential for disruption of the institution.
Trump’s election will either awaken the sleeping heart of Methodism or accelerate its turn towards schism and death.
The Wesleyan Covenant Association has re-defined “orthodoxy” to include LGBTQ exclusion, firmly and irrevocably, which is problematic even in the Evangelical worldview.
The Wesleyan Covenant Association lies firmly in the apportionment-withholding tradition of those opposed to the actions of the Institutional church.
A new series on the Wesleyan Covenant Association yields its cultural roots–rather than its biblical grounding–drives the group.
You get all of these things–including everything we’ve withheld from United Methodism–and you only have to give up one thing.
Exile from Methodism may be ahead for progressives–but just 10 minutes into a progressive-free zone of Methodism, a surprise is in store.
Should moderates and LGBTQ-affirming evangelicals attend the October kickoff of the WCA?
The Wesleyan Covenant Association is rightly named as “fanning fears of schism” in a recent letter, but they are not the cause of it.