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Bishop Michael J. Coyner

Discipline Cover

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Bishop Mike Coyner's musing on the Connectional Table's proposal for "local option" regarding the UMC's anti-LGBT rules regarding clergy is drawing a flood of online discussion beyond the Indiana episcopal area. Read more

Perspectives 2 Comments

Holy Conversations

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Prof. David W. Scott examines the implications of Bishop Mike Coyner's recent proposal that The United Methodist Church give more autonomy to annual conferences to decide matters currently legislated by General Conference, including LGBT acceptance. Read more

A Bishop's Prayer

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The Rev. H. A. "Bud" Tillinghast uses the Western Jurisdiction's history of inclusiveness to rebut Bishop Michael J. Coyner's critique of the region's pro-LGBT statement. Read more

In the Church 2 Comments

Retired Bishop Michael J. Coyner thinks the denomination can be saved if it concentrates on some of the basic elements of the faith. Read more

Perspectives 18 Comments

Retired Bishop Michael J. Coyner looks at the practicalities of crafting a future for The United Methodist Church. Read more

Retired Bishop Michael J. Coyner sets the record straight on the meanings of words and phrases being bandied about in United Methodist unity discussions. Read more

A Way Forward

Retired Bishop Michael J. Coyner reminds us that, for all our anxiety over the outcome of the 2019 General Conference, it's typical of such conclaves that delegates end up doing nothing. Read more

A Way Forward 3 Comments

Discipline Cover

Illustration Courtesy of RMN Blog

Bishop Mike Coyner's musing on the Connectional Table's proposal for "local option" regarding the UMC's anti-LGBT rules regarding clergy is drawing a flood of online discussion beyond the Indiana episcopal area. Read more

Perspectives 2 Comments