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.
After a spurt of Progressives in favor of setting up a new denomination, the Rev. Jeremy Smith makes a case for staying in the United Methodist Church.
Members of the Nordic and Baltic Central Conference have followed Germany’s lead in refusing to enact the Traditional Plan adopted by the 2019 General Conference.
Hacking Christianity blog has collected a list of institutional responses to the passage of the Traditional Plan by the 2019 General Conference
Hacking Christianity invites readers to take a survey in which they can give Western Jurisdiction leaders information about supporting progressive United Methodists beyond is boundaries.
The Rev. Jeremy Smith unpacks efforts to globalize enforcement of the Discipline through the Traditional(ist) Plan.
The Methodist Church’s handling of divorce in the mid-20th century shows that a model like the One Church Plan can work, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
Seen from a political perspective, the Traditional(ist) Plan looks a lot like realigning the UMC to gain overwhelming voting power at General Conference, says the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
The Rev. Jeremy Smith has recovered evidence of a long-term strategy on the part of Good News to either capture or dissolve The United Methodist Church.
A Northern Illinois Pensions Board study confirms the Rev. Jeremy Smith’s interpretation of the impact of the Traditional(ist) Plan on clergy retirements.