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.
Humans make sense of their world through stories, so the Rev. Jeremy Smith asks what stories we need to be telling, in an installment from “Cross Over,” a study series in the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area.
New findings from Wespath, the pension and benefits agency of The United Methodist Church, show that adopting the “Modified Traditional” Plan will deprive clergy of significant retirement benefits, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
A sudden interest in the Connectional Conferences Plan of the Way Forward report – the most complex of options – raise suspicions for the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
The Rev. Jeremy Smith offers some pastoral counsel for enduring the weeks between now and the special General Conference without resorting to constant fighting.
The Rev. Jeremy Smith questions whether a “complementarian” theology, which says that vocations are tied to binary gender definitions, contradicts United Methodist beliefs and practices.
The Rev. Jeremy Smith examines the arguments around voting for the Simple Plan as an alternative to One Church Plan at the 2019 General Conference.