In the second of three parts, the Rev. Jeremy Smith examines the biblical passages that shape progressive views on human sexuality and how to determine when God is doing a new thing.
After a week of online posts about the newly formed Uniting Methodists Movement, the Rev. Jeremy Smith offers a three-part series on how he, an LGBTQ+ ally, worked through implications of the new entry into the UMC’s sexuality debate.
In the last of the three parts, the Rev. Jeremy Smith that he can support Uniting Methodists for now, waiting to see whether its final proposal supports full inclusion or maintains exclusion of LGBTQ+ people.
Is it more important that we count people in the pews and dollars in the plate, or the amount of hate that churches combat? asks the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
While secular media have focused on the clergyman who edited a book of devotionals sent to Hillary Clinton, the Rev. Jeremy Smith finds that 115 United Methodist clergywomen contributed to the collection.
An anti-diversity memo from a dissident Google employee reveals much about how the Church operates as well, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
The poor will always be with you–but that doesn’t make them an appropriate topic to be the butt of jokes, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
Are we looking to renovate Methodism–or repeal and replace it? The Rev. Jeremy Smith responds to recent proposals on the evolution of United Methodism.
Discussion of the departure of two churches from the Mississippi Annual Conference leads the Rev. Jeremy Smith to new conclusions about the nature and practice of United Methodism’s “clergy covenant.”