Rev. Maxie Dunnam

The Judicial Council has agreed to the Council of Bishops' request to review the constitutionality of a portion of Maxie Dunnam's petition presenting the Modified Traditional Plan and Lonnie Brooks' petition eliminating "just resolution." Read more


The Rev. Maxie Dunnam sponsors the "Modified Traditional" Plan headed to the 2019 General Conference. Read 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. Read more

A Way Forward 4 Comments

Rule 44 Mini

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Rule 44 may have died at the hands of the 2016 General Conference delegates, but its "holy conferencing" tenets were behind the creation of the Council of Bishops' proposal for "a way forward" for The United Methodist Church. Read more

Perspectives 1 Comments

To the 'Anonymous 80:' What About Discipleship?

The Rev. Sky McCracken contends that the furor over potential schism obscures what ought to be The United Methodist Church's authentic focus -- its mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Read more

May 23, 2014 12:00 PM Sky McCracken

Bryan Collier

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A new group calling itself the Wesleyan Covenant Network says it wants to focus on authority of scripture and spiritual renewal, not political action in regard to the UMC's divisions over homosexuality. Read more

In the Church 3 Comments