Like many United Methodists, the Rev. Ben Gosden feels he has a foot in both theological camps and isn’t totally happy in either one.
The United Methodist Church needs a complete overhaul, and those who benefit from the current system shouldn’t be the ones making the changes, writes the Rev. Ben Gosden.
The Rev. Ben Gosden says it’s not enough to restructure the UMC; it needs to be reorganized completely using new designs to meet 21st century needs.
Make no mistake: the desire of the majority of people is to move the church into a new place where we don’t have to continue the 40-year war against those we disagree with, writes the Rev. Ben Gosden.
We’re less than 30 days out from the heralded General Conference 2019. This special-called session of General Conference was called for during the 2016 General Conference. It’s hard to believe that after three long years of blog posts, commentary, argu…
The Rev. Ben Gosden shares his answers to the often-irritating but necessary question, “How can the church be relevant?”
Now’s the time for United Methodists to focus on research and development in congregations, says the Rev. Ben Gosden, who offers five ways for local churches to put new ideas to work immediately.
Perhaps General Conference offers delegates a time to listen for God’s guidance about the church’s future, just as the first church conference in Jerusalem ponder the inclusion of Gentiles into a previously Jewish sect, writes the Rev. Ben Gosden.
The Rev. Ben Gosden asks the declining United Methodist Church whether it’s prepared to die to existing ways and means in order to be born anew for 21st century ministry.