The Rev. Tim McClendon has a cautiously hopeful attitude regarding the “Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation,” but he sees possible hazards in the proposal.
The Rev. Timothy McClendon resists the One Church Plan because he thinks that a unified system of belief is an essential trait of Methodism.
The Rev. Tim McClendon disputes reports about the nature and intentions of a private meeting of delegates on the “One Church” model from the Commission on A Way Forward’s report to the 2019 General Conference.
Contrary to some perceptions, the Judicial Council’s decision to delay a ruling on the election of Bishop Karen Oliveto is a good thing, giving the UMC some desperately needed breathing space, writes the Rev. Tim McClendon.
The Rev. Tim McClendon ponders how delegates to the 2016 General Conference can make decisions that will foster unity and keep The United Methodist Church from splitting apart.
For Christians, responding to the evil represented in the March 22 attacks on Brussels is far more complex and nuanced than many believe, writes the Rev. Tim McClendon.
As United Methodists in South Carolina pray for the coming General Conference, the Rev. Tim McClendon speaks up for maintaining the unity of The United Methodist Church.
When we confront repeat offenders, Christians must look to Jesus’s model of unilateral, limitless forgiveness — by way of author Anne Lamott’s colorful imagery, writes the Rev. Tim McClendon.
On the day that South Carolina took down the Confederate flag from its state capitol, the Rev. Timothy McClendon reflects on the history of his home state and his hopes for a more perfect union in the future.