Tradition – handing on the faith – was why the Church was created, but we also must be alert to the ways that tradition can betray us, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more

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The Rev. Dr. Mark Davies pulls no punches as he confronts the tyranny of "tradition" in the church that marginalizes women, people of color, indigenous groups, LGBTQ+ people and more. Read more

A Way Forward 3 Comments

The Rev. Jerry Eckert wants posterity to know that in the midst of the UMC's current turmoil, some traditionalists don't agree with the version of "tradition" that's most often being promoted. Read more

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Sacred Path

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Is a treasured practice really a tradition, or is it custom? The Rev. Jason Valendy examines how the Church confuses the two, to its detriment. Read more

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What if United Methodists could trust their inner experience of God and the Holy Spirit's guidance as much as the traditions of the church, ponders the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

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