General Board and Agencies Meet to Support Disability MinistriesBy Rev. Leo Yates, Jr. Representatives from several United Methodist boards and agencies met with representatives from the United Methodist Association of Ministers with Disabil…
Representatives of United Methodist boards and agencies show their support for disability ministries, which was defunded after being mistakenly removed from the Book of Discipline by the 2016 General Conference.
Guest: “There is no way forward for the United Methodist Church that is not a way out of the United Methodist Church.”
In the aftermath of the special called General Conference in St. Louis, there are two questions that could point to possible misunderstandings of its outcome. 1) Was the decision to affirm the church’s current position on LGBTQ ministry an answer to prayer? The 2019 General Conference was the object of more prayer than any other church […]
In the last Perspective, there was a report on what actually passed the special called General Conference in St. Louis, including what the Judicial Council will probably rule as constitutional and therefore able to be implemented. This Perspective offers a behind the scenes look at how some of the proponents of the One Church Plan attempted to […]
Sermon 2/24/19Acts 15:1-31A Way Forward: Which Way?* This morning, as we gather for worship, delegates from the United Methodist Church around the world are gathered in St. Louis for the Special Session of General Conference. The Conference officially …
For three years, the United Methodist Church has been engaged in a denomination-wide process of “straightsplaining” to the LGBTQ community. Actually, you could make a strong case that we’ve been straightsplaining since 1972. What is “straightsplaining?” Go ahead, Google it. It’s exactly what you think it is. It’s the rainbow flag community’s version of “Mansplaining.” […]
Final delegate blog from the LGBTQ community that reflects on race and orientation leading up to GC2019.
It’s waiting time in The United Methodist Church. Only one more week until General Conference 2019. I sense the tension, the increasing anxiety, the wondering. What will happen to The United Methodist Church? What will happen to my local church? … Continue reading →
Recent statements from two different groups portend an agenda of institutional survival taking precedence over resolving the conflict in The United Methodist Church at the upcoming General Conference. Many across the theological spectrum (including many members of the Commission on a Way Forward) have previously said that a gracious exit path for congregations to leave […]