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The Rev. Jeremy Smith unpacks the real details of the most recent announcement regarding a court case on a breakaway United Methodist congregation in the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference. more

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The Rev. Vaughn William Thurston-Cox takes issue with claims of the Wesleyan Covenant Association, which recently sent a letter sent to clergy and churches in the Michigan Annual Conference. more

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Those who claim they are the only ones to solve United Methodism's crisis over sexuality are in reality the same actors who caused the crisis, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

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Three statements in the past week have disclosed the schismatic intentions of so-called "reform and renewal" groups in The United Methodist Church, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

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UMW Speak

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Yes, I make mistakes, and I try to correct them and keep going. more

Views from a Ridge 7 Comments

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith finds that the Wesleyan Covenant Association's legal formation was in the works long before the time it claims to have started. more

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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

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Hypocrisy

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

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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

A Way Forward 1 Comments

Braveheart

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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

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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

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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

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Earthrise

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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

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Chris McAlilly

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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

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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

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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

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Two Clocks

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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

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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

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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

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Old TV

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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

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