What's Next for the United Methodist Church?

In the seven weeks since General Conference nearly every committed United Methodist has been asking, What’s next for the UMC?

A New United Methodism?

One conclusion that has consensus among compatibilists and, I think, most incompatibilists: our Church is broken, and we cannot continue as we are.

A Way Backwards: Winning the Battle, Losing the Church

I believe the coalition that leaders of the WCA put together has won a battle at General Conference and may well have lost the church.

A Speech Against …

These last few days the United Methodist Church’s General Conference met in St. Louis, Missouri. Our church is, like the US, made up of...

The Bible Says It … That Settles It

Beginning Saturday, February 23, the United Methodist Church is holding a special called session of its General Conference, the official...

Living in the Tension: A Church of the Via Media

Methodism has often been described as a bridge-building faith that holds together, often in tension, what might seem to be opposing impulses.

In Support of United Methodist Centrism

A Response to Kevin Watson’s Struggle with Centrism ...

Whole Foods, Cracker Barrel, and The United Methodist Church

Back in 2011 Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report described the political divide in our country in terms of Whole Foods Market and Cracker...

A Hopeful Path Forward? – Part Three

Today’s post is Part Three in a series. You can read Part One here and Part Two here. ...

Five Things the General Conference Could Do Regarding Same Gender Marriage — Part Two

Today's post is Part Two in a series. You can read Part One here. ...

The Bible, Homosexuality, and the UMC — Part One

Next month in Portland, Oregon, 800 United Methodists, delegates from around the world, will gather for the United Methodist Church’s General...

The Bible and the Supreme Court on Same Sex Marriage

Yesterday morning the U.S. Supreme Court delivered an historic decision that same-sex couples had the right to marry in the United States. Their...

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