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Centrist and progressive United Methodists need to plan, as the Wesleyan Covenant Association has, for the possibility of The United Methodist Church breaking up, writes the Rev. Bryan Bucher. more

A Way Forward

Vice president of Good News and a member of the Wesleyan Covenant Association leadership council, Lambrecht gives his perspectives into the Traditional Plan and Modified Traditional Plans. more

A Way Forward 6 Comments

Missions such as campus ministries will suffer greatly if the UMC divides, but the Rev. Morgan Guyton hopes that traditionalists threatening schism will think in terms of mission rather than doctrinal control. more

Perspectives 2 Comments

Don't be fooled by the Wesleyan Covenant Association's announcement about making a "new Methodist movement," because its real goal is the takeover of The United Methodist Church, warns the Rev. Jeremy Smith more

Jeremy Smith 7 Comments

The WCA has thrived on sub rosa telegraphing that shows what they are really up to (despite their denials), while posturing themselves to be ” the only ones who have the truth,” writes the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper. more

A Way Forward 4 Comments

Our church and society are permeated with lies, half-truths and deceptions, but the way of Jesus is to tell the truth, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

Perspectives

The Judicial Council didn't endorse any of the three models from the Commission on A Way Forward's report, but ruled on the constitutionality of petitions related to the options. Now comes the strategizing by plan backers. more

A Way Forward

Longtime United Methodist leader Lonnie Brooks finds the Rev. Keith Boyette's analysis of the Way Forward Traditionalist plan "important," but it also holds some serious concerns. more

A Way Forward 3 Comments

United Methodist bishops in Africa issued a statement Sept. 24 saying they won't back breaking up the church, leading observers elsewhere to wonder what influence their statement would have on the 2019 General Conference. more

A Way Forward

Advocates for maintaining church policies on homosexuality are championing their own version of the Traditional Plan while another advocate, offers a plan to dissolve the UMC and create new denominations. more

A Way Forward 4 Comments

Petitions from alumnae of UMC-related United Theological Seminary, and UMC-approved Asbury Theological Seminary, repudiate the Wesleyan Covenant Association and support the work of the Way Forward commission, reports the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Jeremy Smith 2 Comments

A new book authored by leaders of United Methodist traditionalist caucuses draws criticism from the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

Perspectives 14 Comments

The Rev. Jeremy Smith shares three misleading claims in a book written by leaders of the traditionalist movement that a United Methodistt Sunday School class identified while studying the book. more

Jeremy Smith 4 Comments

Longtime LGBTQ advocate Dr. Randall Miller counsels United Methodists to be alert to activities by traditionalist forces in the preparations for the 2019 General Conference. more

A Way Forward 12 Comments

Using the marketing skills of its leadership, the Wesleyan Covenant Association has mounted a campaign in support of the Traditionalist Plan that deflects attention from its true purpose – the dissolution of the UMC, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

A Way Forward 5 Comments

The Rev. Morgan Guyton accepts a challenge from his "favorite conservative" Carolyn Moore to discuss The United Methodist Church's future in ways that are biblical, christological, global, systemic and eschatological. more

Perspectives 2 Comments

Layman Pete Fleming was drawn to The United Methodist Church because of its history, theology, and practices, and now he fears it will be destroyed by right-wing political forces. more

Perspectives 3 Comments

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

Jeremy Smith

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

Perspectives 2 Comments

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

Jeremy Smith 5 Comments