A recent poll showed that a majority of white evangelical Christian respondents believed that verified sexual assault shouldn’t disqualify someone from public office – a disturbing finding, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
Even with a clever name change to market the plan better, what has been known as the “Traditionalist” Plan is what the UMC lives with now, says the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
Once again, the Rev. Jeremy Smith digs down through Wesleyan legends to find out the truth behind another myth about John Wesley.
The Rev. Jeremy Smith likens the backlash against Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape, to the biblical story of the stoning of Stephen.
Social justice isn’t heresy, it’s God’s will, says a new statement drafted by 35 Asian-American Christians whose stancs the Rev. Jeremy Smith finds consistent with Jesus’ gospel.
Petitions from alumnae of UMC-related United Theological Seminary, and UMC-approved Asbury Theological Seminary, repudiate the Wesleyan Covenant Association and support the work of the Way Forward commission, reports the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
The Rev. Jeremy Smith finds much value in a new book of clergywomen’s devotions, along with a flaw that the book’s creators acknowledge they’re trying to address.
The Rev. Jeremy Smith shares three misleading claims in a book written by leaders of the traditionalist movement that a United Methodistt Sunday School class identified while studying the book.
Metaphors drawn from human relationships give a better picture of the current state of The United Methodist Church and prospects for its future, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
Using the marketing skills of its leadership, the Wesleyan Covenant Association has mounted a campaign in support of the Traditionalist Plan that deflects attention from its true purpose – the dissolution of the UMC, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.