The new cycle of the Common Lectionary, Year A, focuses on biblical passages that encounter followers of Jesus to resist the temptations of the surrounding empire, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
The Traditional Plan breaks 200 years of Wesleyan Accountability—unsure what is “traditional” about it! But there’s active hope to restore Wesleyan Accountability to The United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Jeremy Smith traces the history of conservative forces in The United Methodist Church that have led to the creation of the schismatic Wesleyan Covenant Association.
The Judicial Council had the opportunity to help clarify questions before the delegates and the institutions about accountability processes, annual conferences trying to leave the denomination, and Traditional Plan challenges … and it failed.
If United Methodism can be likened to a Big Boat, then it’s time for the crew – the general agencies – to pitch in with ideas on how to fix the leaks rather than pulling out planks, asserts the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
Removing works by controversial fundamentalist John MacArthur gives the United Methodist Publishing House’s Cokesbury retail arm a chance to clean out other questionable authors, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
Looking at the newly revealed General Conference 2020 logo, the Rev. Jeremy Smith finds it doesn’t reflect the reality of the UMC.
The Wesleyan Covenant Association’s endorsement of the Indianapolis Plan gets “Star Wars” scrutiny from the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
What’s stopping church outreach and social service agencies from offering healthy vegetarian meals through their feeding programs, asks the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
An earthenware cup convinces the Rev. Jeremy Smith that the United Methodism Church would be “befuddled” if it were to accept the idea that its three units are not connected to one another.