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Panelists at the July 16-18 Uniting Methodists' conference in Dallas spoke with deep emotion about being accepted by the church and about their devotion to seeing the church stay together. more

A Way Forward

Combining revival with strategy, Uniting Methodists lay out their plan to promote acceptance of the 'One Church' unity model at the 2019 General Conference. more

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The Rev. William O. (Bud) Reeves finds the "One Church" model recommended by the Council of Bishops to be the best option for unity in The United Methodist Church. more

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The Rev. John E. Harnish of Uniting Methodists lifts up the aspirations from a sermon of the respected theologian Dr. Albert C. Outler preached at the 1968 merger that created The United Methodist Church. more

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If the goal of United Methodism is genuinely a pure and holy church, says the Rev. Edwin Womack, then maybe we should add more rules about unacceptable behaviors. more

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Unlike the devastation of war, conflict indicates there is at least a relationship that is worth working on, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. more

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Uniting Methodists has announced its support for the One Church model presented by the Commission on A Way Forward and encourages other church members to back the idea as well. more

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Methodism benefited from Count Zinzendorf's mentoring of John Wesley and the Moravians' example of being "constant in prayer," says the Rev. Rob Fuquay. more

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As we pray for the work of Commission on A Way Forward, the Rev. James C. Howell says he finds himself pondering the practical implications of a church split, and his ruminations aren't encouraging. more

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The Apostle Paul's writings show that The United Methodist Church's current turmoil isn't Christianity's first conflict, and they provide counsel for how to proceed, writes Scott Gilliland for Uniting Methodists. more

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The Rev. Justin Kelly Coleman makes the case that United Methodists' bonds of baptism and history provide the essential link for church unity. more

A Way Forward

Now is the time for rank-and-file United Methodists to monitor the Way Forward timeline and have hard conversations about church unity and human sexuality, writes the Rev. Melissa Maher of the Uniting Methodists movement. more

A Way Forward

Centering Methodist identity in “understanding holiness as love" leads to “a certain untidy open-endedness" in discerning what moral law requires, writes James A. Harnish. more

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Jesus reminds us that we are not very good at discerning wheat from weeds and even if we could, we are so inept that we do much more harm than we realize, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. more

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Christ and the Adulteress

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In our apocalyptic times when so much corruption is being revealed, Christians need to face up to our own failings to love as Jesus teaches, writes Cynthia B. Astle. more

Views from a Ridge

When we conflate holiness with completeness and purity we are off the mark, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. A holy life is not a pure life but a life driven by love. more

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Staying together despite serious differences means not lettering ourselves off the hook for dealing with the consequences of our shortcomings, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. more

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David Field Uniting

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The true heart of United Methodism's threat of schism isn't power or sex; it's the lack of love for those with whom we disagree, writes Cynthia B. Astle. more

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What's Next Panel

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Three members of the Way Forward Commission impressed some 200 United Methodists by speaking candidly about the challenges of their work and the prospects for the church's unity. more

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Uniting Methodists Panel

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The first public gathering of the new Uniting Methodists movement draws an explanation of its goals and some questions about its purpose. more

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Uniting Methodists has announced its support for the One Church model presented by the Commission on A Way Forward and encourages other church members to back the idea as well. more

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