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.
There will be many twists and turns in the path to a future for United Methodism – even if the various parties involved can agree on one path, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
Whether one favors any of the current future proposals, there’s still time to shape the church through different legislation, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
New revelations of vote tampering at the 2019 General Conference prompt the Rev. Jeremy Smith to call once more for auditing annual conference membership counts.
Dissolving the UMC from the top down would cost millions in accountants’ and legal fees, but setting it free from the bottom up would allow new networks to form with assets for ministry still intact, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
United Methodist Women’s support of organizations that help gay youths should be commended and backed by all church members, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
The Rev. Jeremy Smith argues against the California-Nevada Conference’s stance advising against disaffiliation and/or withholding apportionments to resist the Traditional Plan.
With the help of a Virginia clergy colleague, the Rev. Jeremy Smith finds unsavory, if not downright unethical, connections between an independent church plant and the Wesleyan Covenant Association.
The Rev. Jeremy Smith shares guidelines developed by the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference on how to actively resist the Traditional Plan.
Annual Conferences that haven’t seen a progressive delegate to General Conference since FOREVER are sending half or more of their delegations from the progressive/centrist coalition. The Rev. Jeremy Smith plumbs its meaning.