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Lonnie D. Brooks

United Methodist layman Lonnie D. Brooks questions why his petition, which contained a proposal from the Commission on A Way Forward's report, was invalidated by the Committee on Reference. Read 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. Read more

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Longtime United Methodist leader Lonnie D. Brooks analyzes the "Way Forward" options outlined by the Council of Bishops. In this installment, Option 1 – Status Quo. Read more

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United Methodist layman Lonnie D. Brooks traces the history of the proposed Option 2, previously presented by the Connectional Table at the 2016 General Conference. Read more

A Way Forward 4 Comments

United Methodist layman Lonnie D. Brooks concludes his analysis of Way Forward options with a look at Option 3, which calls for separation. Read more

A Way Forward 3 Comments

The Commission on A Way Forward's refusal to share news of its deliberations with the wider church shows a lack of that leadership that United Methodists deeply need now, says layman Lonnie D. Brooks. Read more

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Applications by individuals related to unofficial groups seeking to be "interested parties" to the Council of Bishops' request were denied by the Judicial Council, which instead will view them as "friend of the court" briefs. Read more

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A battle of competing agendas for the 2019 Special General Conference is coming before the United Methodist Judicial Council, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more