How Will We Be Known?

How Will We Be Known?

by Rev. Dr. William O. (Bud) Reeves I’m going to go out on a limb here. The Commission on the Way Forward, the group established by the Council of Bishops at General Conference in 2016, is presenting a final report to the Council, who will then present a proposal to a...
A “Fixed and Free” Romans 14 Church (Perspectives 4)

A “Fixed and Free” Romans 14 Church (Perspectives 4)

by Scott Gilliland This past week, the local church I serve, Lovers Lane UMC, hosted a gathering of area clergy and lay leaders interested in learning more about a movement called “Uniting Methodists.” Leading the presentation and ensuing discussion were...
Uniting Methodists Conference Videos

Uniting Methodists Conference Videos

These videos are the primary lectures and conversation starters from the Uniting Methodists Conference at Impact Church from November 2017. Conference Opening & Greeting Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson Opening Worship Jasmine Smothers Learning Session, Part 1 David N....
What’s at Stake when Schism is an Option?

What’s at Stake when Schism is an Option?

by Lovett H. Weems, Jr. United Methodists are facing major decisions about our legacy and future in the coming months and years. Myriad actions taken over many past years have set up a classic win/lose situation, particularly regarding human sexuality, quite common in...
Uniting Conference Lecture Notes

Uniting Conference Lecture Notes

Dr. David N. Field is a United Methodist living in Switzerland where he serves as the Academic Coordinator for the Methodist e-Academy. He is author of the Bid Our Jarring Conflicts Cease: A Wesleyan Theology and Praxis of Church Unity (Foundery Books, 2017) and Our...
Uniting Methodists Hold Uniting Conference in Atlanta

Uniting Methodists Hold Uniting Conference in Atlanta

Nearly 300 United Methodists gathered in person and were joined by over 50 online sites around the world as the Uniting Methodists movement met November 13-14 at Impact UMC in Atlanta. The Rev. Olu Brown, lead pastor at Impact, led the planning team and convened the...
Unity Begins in Baptism

Unity Begins in Baptism

by Sarah Heaner Lancaster The unity of the church begins in baptism. When we are made one with Christ, we are also in Christ made one with each other. This is the fundamental unity given to us by God. It is our job to respond to this gift by making our unity in Christ...
Methodism Is An Experiment In Grace

Methodism Is An Experiment In Grace

by David McAllister-Wilson What is essential to us as United Methodists? What is our DNA? It is not the Book of Discipline; and, it is not that we are “open” or “connectional.” John Wesley is oft quoted as saying it was possible that the Methodists might only “exist...
Why I Am Committed to the Unity of the UMC (Part 2)

Why I Am Committed to the Unity of the UMC (Part 2)

by David N. Field Unity, Centrism, and the Incarnation After some delay I now come to my second of what was intended as a four-part series. (The series will probably be longer.) People committed to a renewed form of institutional unity for the UMC in the context of...

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