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Lonnie D. Brooks

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Longtime United Methodist leader Lonnie D. Brooks analyzes the "Way Forward" options outlined by the Council of Bishops. In this installment, Option 1 – Status Quo. more

Nov 15, 2017 5:22 PM A Way Forward 2 Comments

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United Methodist layman Lonnie D. Brooks traces the history of the proposed Option 2, previously presented by the Connectional Table at the 2016 General Conference. more

Nov 15, 2017 5:22 PM A Way Forward 4 Comments

United Methodist layman Lonnie D. Brooks concludes his analysis of Way Forward options with a look at Option 3, which calls for separation. more

Nov 15, 2017 5:22 PM A Way Forward 3 Comments

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The Commission on A Way Forward's refusal to share news of its deliberations with the wider church shows a lack of that leadership that United Methodists deeply need now, says layman Lonnie D. Brooks. more

Oct 27, 2017 3:50 PM Perspectives