Analysis of Bishops' Option 3 for A Way Forward

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It's Time to Leave, Progressives

Let us out of here. We cannot continue to live in a UMC where hatred is allowed, let alone encouraged, to prevail in even one conference.

The Way Forward Commission and COB have left us without options. Let us out!

Ben more than 3 years ago

the emerging train wreck

I hope progressive Methodists will have discussed these three options and are developing a bail out strategy. Option 1 (leading choice of conervatives) will necessitate leaving..or capitulating. Option 3 will require reforming an inclusive church. Either way it is time to reorganize or preoare for unconditional surrender.

Sarah Flynn more than 3 years ago

Unfortunately Not

What I am hearing from my local progressive clergy is, "We are fighting but, if we cannot get what we want, oh well. We will some day." In other words, they are prepared to surrender.

I will never surrender.

Ben more than 3 years ago

Notable Quotes 


“I think it’s critical to the witness of the Church in the 21st century that we have ways of unlearning the habits of a very distorted Gospel and learning to live and be good news in the communities where we are.”

– Author Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, in a 2020 article in The Anglican Journal.


"There are still things worthy of our love. Honor, decency, courage, beauty, and truth. Tenderness, human empathy, and a sense of duty. A good society. And a commitment to human dignity."

 – Peter Wehner, "Trump Is Losing His Mind," The Atlantic.

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