A United Methodist layperson offers a helpful checklist to help all of us cut through the attempts to seize the narrative in the UMC’s conversation over unity/schism.
To those pastors and ministry leaders who are giving up social media for Lent, why are you giving the mission field away?
A key moment in the debate over women’s ordination in the UMC yields a fascinating parallel to the current discussions of schism over LGBT inclusion.
An always-updated list of unity/schism plans, along with encouragement for better plans that build up justice rather than compartmentalizing it.
Reflections on the science fiction show “Black Mirror”: In a world where everything is recorded and certainty can be achieved, what role does Faith play?
For the “State of the Church” Report in the January/February 2015 issue of The Interpreter magazine for the United Methodist Church, I was asked to contribute 150 words responding to the question “How would you describe a unified United Methodist Church?” It’s hard to fit my longer-than-tomorrow blog posts into 150 words, but I think it […]
The following blogs participated in the synchblog on ‘Focus’ by Lovett Weems Jim writes about ‘Young Clergy and Farm Teams‘ at Adventures in Revland. Kirk writes about the insensitivity of a tsunami metaphor and contextualized outcome based reporting at Signs Unseen. Jeremy (that’s me!) writes about Form, Function, and repeating history from the EUB/MEP merger at […]
‘Focus’ is a readable book that depicts exactly what type of situation the United Methodist Church is in. He talks about the demographic research and the looming “Death Tsunami” and…you all know those terms already. You know all the doom and gloom. But Weems is much more than that. In my view, the conflict in […]
Hello and welcome to our Book Study for Lent. We are reading through the books suggested to General Conference delegates to get an idea of what will be in the delegates’ minds and to help us make sense of the meta-and-local issues facing the United Methodist Church. Read more about this book study here. Guiding […]
#reLENTless is a project by Melissa Cooper that has a group of us blogging every day during Lent (except Sundays on my part). Other bloggers are Carolyn Frantz and Deanna Ogle. This will be helpful for me as I have a backlog of drafts to burn through! Had lunch a few months back with a […]