A Question Disaffiliating Churches Should Be Asked

Photo by Olya Kobruseva on Pexels.com On Sunday, the General Conference delegation from Mississippi hosted a webinar where they presented the actual facts about disaffiliation and the hopes of those who wish for the UMC's stance on human sexuality to change, those who want to change our stance to remain the same, and the hopes … Continue reading A Question Disaffiliating Churches Should Be Asked

Yes, There is False Information Being Spread About the UMC. Here’s Proof:

In my last post, one of the things I harped on was the spread of misleading and false information about the UMC being conducted by people connected with the Global Methodist Church/Wesleyan Covenant Association. Below is a prime example of what I'm talking about: This is petty and ridiculous. While I do not know exactly … Continue reading Yes, There is False Information Being Spread About the UMC. Here’s Proof:

Disaffiliation: What About the Rural Church?

Photo by Eric Smart on Pexels.com As the United Methodist Church has fully entered the annual conference session season, much of the talk has been about churches choosing to disaffiliate from the UMC. While there are exceptions such as Mt. Bethel in the North Georgia Annual Conference, many of the churches choosing to leave under … Continue reading Disaffiliation: What About the Rural Church?

Sometimes, Distraction Is a Choice

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com Over and over as the chasm between conservative, centrist, and progressive factions within the United Methodist Church has been growing, the word that keeps being thrown around over and over is: "Distraction." On both sides of the theological aisle, churches have left with "the distraction of the continued debate … Continue reading Sometimes, Distraction Is a Choice

Why the One Church Proposal is Bad for the United Methodist Church

As we awaited the final report to be published from the Commission on a Way Forward, I resolved to not pledge support to any of the proposals until I had an opportunity to read the reports for myself. With all of the rumors and speculation about what the plans will and won't do swirling around … Continue reading Why the One Church Proposal is Bad for the United Methodist Church

Random Thoughts and Ramblings on Being a Moderate in the UMC and The Way Forward

"You need to pick a side." "Don't you believe in scripture?" "If you don't pick a side, your opinion doesn't matter." These are actual statements made by various people in response to my right-center position within the United Methodist Church. I have had everything form my fitness for ministry to my very faith called into … Continue reading Random Thoughts and Ramblings on Being a Moderate in the UMC and The Way Forward