Does Process Matter?

The Commission on General Conference recently announced a new process for handling sexuality-related (and perhaps other) legislation at the 2016 General Conference.  The new process, patterned after one used by the United Church of Australia, gives an opportunity for more thorough discussion by all the delegates.  Breaking up into small groups of about 15, delegates… Continue reading Does Process Matter?

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Looking at the UM Church from Different Angles

The press release from the Methodist Federation for Social Action about a closed door meeting with the Commission on the General Conference provides an interesting way to compare how progressives and evangelicals view the current situation in our church.  Good News president Rob Renfroe and I, along with Confessing Movement representatives Maxie Dunnam and Kim… Continue reading Looking at the UM Church from Different Angles

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More Bad News about Cohabitation

In all the discussion about same-sex marriage, what must not be lost is that heterosexual marriage is at grave risk, and the biggest risk factor is cohabitation before or instead of marriage.  Viewed by many as a “trial marriage” or a stepping stone to a healthy marriage, cohabitation is instead a living arrangement that increases… Continue reading More Bad News about Cohabitation

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