Wesleyan Covenant Association

The Rev. Jeremy Smith describes how he sees that moderates and “Middle Methodists” are on the menu for the next three years of United Methodism. more

Jan 8, 2018 6:02 PM Jeremy Smith 8 Comments



A small suburban Washington Church reveals secret efforts to exacerbate tensions in United Methodism, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Oct 23, 2017 5:08 PM Jeremy Smith

WCA Prayer 10-2017

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The Wesleyan Covenant Association heard lots of preaching but little strategizing about the future of the United Methodist Church, writes Sam Hodges. more

Oct 20, 2017 3:13 PM A Way Forward 1 Comments


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In anticipation of a new meeting of the Wesleyan Covenant Association, The Rev. Jeremy Smith repeats his earlier observations about the group's purpose. more

Sep 26, 2017 4:35 PM Jeremy Smith 4 Comments

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After retired Bishop Bill Lewis' open letter to the Rev. Jeff Greenway, executive director of the Wesleyan Covenant Association, the two exchange responses about their perspectives. more

Aug 16, 2017 1:34 PM Perspectives 3 Comments

Retired Bishop William B. Lewis calls out scriptural errors in recent mailings from the Wesleyan Covenant Association as signs they really don't want him as a dues-paying member. more

Aug 9, 2017 11:46 AM Perspectives 12 Comments


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The Wesleyan Covenant Association breaks our covenant to care for the Earth because it stresses LGBTQ rejection and ignores the Sixth Great Extinction happening around us, asserts the Rev. Dr. Mark Y. A. Davies. more

Jul 25, 2017 12:13 PM Perspectives 2 Comments

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Discussion of the departure of two churches from the Mississippi Annual Conference leads the Rev. Jeremy Smith to new conclusions about the nature and practice of United Methodism's "clergy covenant." more

Jun 21, 2017 2:51 PM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

Bible glasses

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A United Methodist scholar in the Western Pennsylvania Conference refutes the Wesleyan Covenant Association's view that there is only one way to read and interpret the Holy Bible. more

May 24, 2017 1:53 PM Perspectives 7 Comments

While deploring cultural accommodation, the Wesleyan Covenant Association has embraced some of the worst aspects of American culture, contends the Rev. Jeremy Smith. This week: hypocrisy. more

May 18, 2017 1:08 PM Jeremy Smith 3 Comments

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Are we playing dirty or abiding in prayer in this interim time, while we await the results of the Commission on a Way Forward? asks the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Mar 28, 2017 9:32 AM Jeremy Smith

Water Fenton

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The Rev. Walter Fenton, an analyst for Good News magazine, explains why he thinks the stances of unofficial United Methodist reform and renewal groups are being misrepresented across the denomination. more

Mar 20, 2017 9:09 AM Perspectives

Aldous Huxley

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The Wesleyan Covenant Association doesn't have exclusive rights to define what is "Wesleyan" or "orthodox" about The United Methodist Church, and its "like-minded people" goal poses a genuine threat, says the Rev. Jason Valendy. more

Mar 17, 2017 8:48 AM Perspectives 1 Comments

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For a caucus that claims majority appeal, money, and momentum, why does the Wesleyan Covenant Association share falsehoods instead of naming and claiming what they are really about? more

Mar 9, 2017 11:34 AM Jeremy Smith

Young Clergywomen Video

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A group of young United Methodist clergywomen who have challenged a recent video by the Wesleyan Covenant Association have posted a video version of their statement. more

Mar 7, 2017 9:14 PM A Way Forward

WCA Video Front

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An ad hoc group of United Methodist clergywomen under 40 have issued a strong statement refuting the claims of a new video from the conservative Wesleyan Covenant Association sent March 2 to most UMC clergy. more

Mar 6, 2017 11:00 AM A Way Forward 1 Comments

Match Tip

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Church politics, economics, and leverage paint a rather dramatic picture of this moment playing out in Mississippi, America, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Feb 13, 2017 6:00 PM Jeremy Smith 2 Comments

Standing Rock Winter

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The struggle to hold on to hope in these chaotic times requires our witness to God's love and justice as Jesus taught, writes Cynthia B. Astle more

Jan 3, 2017 12:52 PM Views from a Ridge

Tanganyika Delegates

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New eruptions in The United Methodist Church's 44-year-old debate over homosexuality topped this year's list of church news as chosen by the denomination's religion communicators. more

Dec 20, 2016 2:19 PM In the Church 1 Comments

Donald Trump's stunning election as U.S. president has revealed the nature of those joining the Wesleyan Covenant Association and its potential to disrupt or even topple the institution of The United Methodist Church, writes Jeremy Smith. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:21 PM Jeremy Smith 3 Comments