United Methodism in a Fuddling Dilemma

Category: Schism, Technology
A Fuddling Cup When I visit museums, if you pardon the pun, my eyes glaze over when we reach the ceramics exhibits. I’m not as enchanted by bowls or plates as much as sculptures and wall art. I tend to saunter through such exhibits with barely a glance. But walking through a European art

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The winding road ahead for United Methodism

Category: Technology
Creative Commons 0 License Petitions In. Now What? Another milestone has passed for The United Methodist Church. Petitions to change the Book of Discipline, our book of doctrine and polity, were due September 18th. Done and done! That means that the most legitimate, well-crafted ideas will be

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GC2020: Pick Up a Pen, Start Writing

Category: Technology
Write GC Legislation, no matter what. There’s an undercurrent right now that I’m hearing in some United Methodist circles: with much of the energy towards unity, division, or dissolution plans, why bother with legislation? Why bother writing various polity and belief changes when all the oxygen

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Cutting through the Spin on the Indianapolis Plan

Category: Technology
The Spin Cycle Earlier this week, all the United Methodist lights went up on the Indianapolis Plan, a plan for the future of The United Methodist Church. And they have a common theme: From UMNS: “The drafters of the Indianapolis Plan include pastors of churches that are affiliated with

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