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The vice chair of the Wesleyan Covenant Association explains why she supports the proposed "Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation." Read more

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Instead of sharing from the "hundreds" of responses to a draft of its doctrines, the latest Wesleyan Covenant Association newsletter focuses on criticizing its depiction by United Methodist News Service. Read more

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United Methodists of all theological and church political persuasions are making their stances known as the time to General Conference 2020 counts down, writes Heather Hahn. Read more

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More than one region of the worldwide United Methodist Church is considering options around human sexuality and whether that conflict will split the denomination. Read more

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Dr. David W. Scott finds little apparent concern about the fate of current UMC Central Conferences in the Wesleyan Covenant Association's draft of its "Book of Doctrines and Discipline." Read more

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One way or another, the Wesleyan Covenant Association plans to withdraw from The United Methodist Church and set up its own traditionalist denomination, say leaders of its fourth global gathering. Read more

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith traces the history of conservative forces in The United Methodist Church that have led to the creation of the schismatic Wesleyan Covenant Association. Read more

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The Wesleyan Covenant Association's 50-plus-page document has been drafted by a 16-member committee and edited by its 34-member governing council. Read more

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Commentators around the UMC are looking into the various plans for the denomination's future, while the Western Jurisdiction means business about its "Safe Harbor" project. Read more

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The Wesleyan Covenant Association's endorsement of the Indianapolis Plan gets "Star Wars" scrutiny from the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

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Retired attorney Frank Holbrook takes a close look at the "fine print" in the Wesleyan Covenant Association's endorsement of the Indianapolis Plan for "amicable separation" of The United Methodist Church. Read more

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The Rev. Dr. Mark R. Holland of Mainstream UMC explores past actions of traditionalist/conservative forces in the church that he believes led to evidence of voter fraud at the 2019 special General Conference. Read more

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The Rev. Dr. Mark R. Holland of Mainstream UMC finds troubling news in the latest church-wide financial report: Wesley Covenant Association supporting conferences have withheld some $6 million in funding for worldwide ministries. Read more

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With the help of a Virginia clergy colleague, the Rev. Jeremy Smith finds unsavory, if not downright unethical, connections between an independent church plant and the Wesleyan Covenant Association. Read more

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The Rev. Dr. Steve Harper wonders why the Wesleyan Covenant Association isn't pursuing a merger with the like-minded Wesleyan Church. Read more

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General Conference 2020 representation by U.S. traditonalist delegates has dropped by 20 percent in recent elections, according to Good News vice president Thomas Lambrecht. Read more

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The Rev. Dr. Rebekah Miles responds to recent comments by the Rev. Tom Lambrecht of Good News and other conservatives over moderates' rejection of the so-called Traditional Plan. Read more

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In the aftermath of UMC Next, Mark Holland of Mainstream UMC is inviting United Methodists to help define the terms used for one's stance on LGBTQ inclusion. Read more

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Traditionalist groups requested a meeting with the bishops, which took place in private after previously being announced as a public gathering. Read more

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United Methodist progressives, centrists and LGBTQ-friendly evangelicals need to study the 15-year history of traditionalist efforts to take over the UMC before deciding whether to stay or go, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

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