The Rev. Darren Cushman Wood, one of the 12 original drafters of the Indianapolis Plan, examines the perspectives behind his group’s proposal for the UMC’s future.
The Rev. Darren Cushman Wood wants those who see themselves as “centrist” United Methodist to understand the full scope of progressives’ concerns and actions.
If and when the UMC breaks up, the Rev. Darren Cushman Wood thinks the denomination can benefit from outside arbitration to determine who gets what of the church’s assets.
UMCNext sparked three questions in the Rev. Darren Cushman Wood that he thinks are critical to next steps for the denomination.
Romantic as it seems, it’s time to get ready to leave the United Methodist Church the way Moses and the Hebrews left Egypt – taking the best with us, writes the Rev. Darren Cushman Wood.
The Rev. Darren Cushman Wood takes a deep, frank dive into the meaning and implications of the recent Judicial Council decisions upholding parts of the Traditional Plan and an exit plan.
The Rev. Darren Cushman Wood challenges United Methodists to think about what it really means to adopt the “compatibilist” label.
Maybe we need to see the United Methodist Church as a corporation, because our real problem was never effectiveness but authenticity, writes the Rev. Darren Cushman Wood.
In Sam Shepard’s play Buried Child the grandson leaves the family farm but returns in the end to keep the dysfunction going. He should have left and kept on driving.