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Reaction to Ruling on Plan UMC

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Attorney Randall Hodgkinson finds that the proposed legislation to allow General Conference to override Judicial Council decisions is a bad idea. Read more

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Debating Plan UMC

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Plan UMC proponents, opponents and others concerned with the church's future weigh in on whether restructuring the denomination will achieve vitality in local congregations, reports Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service. Read more

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Toxic Secret Door

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith, a critic of Plan UMC, reflects on what the Judicial Council's deferral of a ruling on the proposal's constitutionality may mean for The United Methodist Church. Read more

Finance and Administration

Plan UMC Dodson

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The United Methodist Judicial Council has deferred consideration of the revised "Plan UMC" because it said such a decision could short-circuit consideration of other proposals to come before the 2016 General Conference. Read more

Finance and Administration

The Rev. Paul Fleck, denied the opportunity to speak before the Judicial Council on the revised Plan UMC's constitutionality, offers his view. Read more

Finance and Administration

Toxic Secret Door

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith lays out the problems with the forthcoming hearing on the constitutionality of a revamped Plan UMC to restructure the global church that all United Methodists fund through their offerings. Read more

Finance and Administration

Upon the discovery of several unintentional errors, a previous article, "Plan UMC Originators Are Men of Their Times," has been retracted and deleted from this website. Read more

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Coercive Power

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith analyzes the revamped version of PlanUMC, the failed attempt at organizational restructure of The United Methodist Church that has been resurrected by an ad hoc group of six powerful churchmen with some bishops' backing. Read more

Jeremy Smith

The Call to Action Aftermath

The Rev. Jerry Eckert surveys the aftermath of legislation intended to enact the Council of Bishops' "Call to Action" program. Read more

May 30, 2012 12:17 PM Jerry Eckert

Reaction to Ruling on Plan UMC

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The Rev. Andy Langford, a member of the Connectional Table, asserts that the 13 United Methodist general agencies are sapping the denomination's vitality. Read more

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