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United Methodist Ties to Claremont Lincoln University End

The university's move from an interreligious to a secular institution caused UMC-related Claremont School of Theology to end its formal relationship with the college. more »

Apr 22, 2014 by in Issues

Scoutmaster Geoffrey McGrath walks with Davonn Abaga and Denzel Abaga, two members of the Cub Scout pack, during an outing to Mount Rainier National Park.

Photo by Nguyen Truong, Cubmaster

Seattle UMC to Continue Scouting-Type Program

Despite revocation of its charter by the Boy Scouts of America, Rainier Beach UMC plans to continue holding meetings with youths led by an openly gay leader. more »

Apr 22, 2014 by in Issues

To The Schismatics: Put Up Or Shut Up

Geoffrey Kruse-Safford finds the current rumbles from conservatives about breaking apart The United Methodist Church over LGBT inclusion to be outworn threats that ignore reality. more »

Apr 17, 2014 by in Geoffrey Kruse-Safford (13 Comments)

UMC Conflict and Global Mission

Dr. Hendrik Pieterse of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary examines the role of The United Methodist Church's mission document, "Grace Upon Grace," in the midst of its current conflicts. more »

Apr 17, 2014 by in Perspectives

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    The Church, Not the Bible, Determines Sin

    In keeping with Jewish practice, Jesus conferred upon his disciples the power to "bind" and "loose" -- to interpret the application of scripture to life, which should encourage supports of LGBT inclusion, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.

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    Why Dialogue Isn't Working

    The Rev. Thomas Lambrecht, executive vice president of the Good News evangelical caucus, explains why he and his companions think that further dialogue over sexuality issues in The United Methodist Church won't be worth the effort.

  • Breaking Bread

    A Prayer for Those Considering Schism

    News that some 60 conservative United Methodist pastors are considering leaving the denomination prompts the Rev. Drew McIntyre to pray for bonds of unity to remain strong.

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    A Global Perspective on the Possibility of a #UMCschism

    David W. Scott cautions that calls for breaking up The United Methodist Church are not coming from regions outside the United States of America.

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    The United Methodist Trust Clause

    The Rev. Mitchell Lewis examines the history and nature of The United Methodist Church's "trust clause," in which all churches and other property are held in trust for the entire denomination.


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