Separation and the Unity of the Church

By Tom Lambrecht – There is resistance and reluctance to support the idea of separation in The United Methodist Church. That is as it should be. Separation in the church, like divorce in a marriage, should be a last resort, not entered into lightly or without...

New Jersey Korean Pastor Responds

  Several weeks ago, I shared the story of the Rev. James Lee, a pastor in the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference at Bethany Korean UM Church. His district superintendent notified him that Bishop John Schol was appointing him to a different, much smaller...

European Bishops Provide Stellar Leadership Example

  Just this week, the four bishops of Europe and Eurasia announced plans to handle the possibility of separation in The United Methodist Church and the unique ways it might affect their three central conferences. (The United Methodist News Story contains links to...

Korean Pastors Penalized in California

Over the last two weeks, Good News has shared information about pastors of large churches in North Georgia and New Jersey where centrist-progressive bishops removed the appointments of their senior pastors without the consultation required by the Book of Discipline....