Three statements in the past week have disclosed the schismatic intentions of so-called “reform and renewal” groups in The United Methodist Church, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
God’s YES is uncomfortable because it reminds each of us that the people who are outside our social circle or preferred circle are nonetheless welcomed by God in equal portion to ourselves, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
The latest list of “top 25” United Methodist congregations lacks vital details that would make it valuable to all churches, not just those with large memberships, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
United Methodist bishops can save the denomination from schism if they come up with a truly creative alternative, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
The Rev. Jeremy Smith applies a popular trend researcher’s “changemaker” template to the roles of United Methodist ordained ministers.
The eventual loss of a single word in our identity is a blessing for some, but a tragedy for all, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
The Rev. Jeremy Smith finds that the Wesleyan Covenant Association’s legal formation was in the works long before the time it claims to have started.
History shows that when multiple options are debated at General Conference, everyone loses and the debate continues to the detriment of all, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
The Church needs to take stock of its treatment of clergywomen in light of the #MeToo movement, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
What “Fire and Fury” reveals about the Empires of today was already known by a medieval mystic, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.