Having laid out an assessment of the crisis that the UMC is facing, and having laid out the framework that Jared Diamond used in his book Upheaval to assess nation’s abilities to effectively resolve national crisis, I will now examine those factors (ad…
The Kudzu seeds have been growing for over 50 years and have come to full growth.
In conversations and emails, I have frequently heard frustration and confusion regarding the situation in The United Methodist Church. Perhaps a succinct overview of our conflict will be helpful to people who are lost in the details or new to engaging with it. Naturally, this summary is offered from the point of view of a […]
Today’s post is the first in a two-part series by UM & Global blogmaster Dr. David W. Scott, Director of Mission Theology at the General Board of Global Ministries. The opinions and analysis expressed here are Dr. Scott’s own and do not reflect in …
Traditionalists have operated a parallel, shadow alternative to The United Methodist Church for decades, funded by diverted funds and gifts, and now they have another fund to continue to do the same in Africa.
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 […]