United Methodism is overdue for a major overhaul, and the Rev. Chris Ritter and the Illinois Great Rivers Conference think the Connectional Conferences plan is the Way Forward model to use.
An existing provision in the Book of Discipline may hold a solution for which way forward The United Methodist Church could take, says the Rev. Chris Ritter.
While hoping for a more flexible solution, the Rev. Dr. Christopher Ritter offers his take on what a “Way Forward” model that values accountability above all might look like.
While the Commission on A Way Forward continues its work behind closed doors, the Rev. Dr. Chris Ritter speculates on what United Methodism might look like in future, based on his interpretation of statistics.
The Rev. Chris Ritter finds that a middle ground on the United Methodist Church’s stances on homosexuality has become a ghost, possibly spurring the movement toward splitting the denomination.
The Judicial Council ruling that Bishop Karen Oliveto’s marriage license is proof of homosexual practice throws The United Methodist Church into a whole new situation, writes the Rev. Chris Ritter.
The Rev. Chris Ritter, who offered several restructure alternatives at the 2016 General Conference, speculates on what he thinks will happen if The United Methodist Church splits.
The Rev. Chris Ritter looks at the newly emerged “A Place of Reason” proposal to create a U.S. Central Conference that would allow American United Methodists the right to create their own contextual Book of Discipline.
The report from the latest incarnation of the perpetual UMC Ministry Study Committee prompts Rev. Chris Ritter to propose some simpler solutions to what has become a bewildering maze of ministerial options.
The Rev. Chris Ritter compares the Covenantal Unity Plan proposed by the unofficial evangelical caucus Good News with his own proposals for a jurisdictional structure planned around traditional and progressive theologies.