Who Opposes Separation?

By Thomas Lambrecht – As the resolutions passed by annual conferences indicate, many United Methodist leaders have come to endorse the concept of separation as the best way to resolve the decades-long theological conflict within United Methodism. While reluctant to...

Bishop’s Video Raises New Questions

By Thomas Lambrecht – A recent video by North Georgia Annual Conference Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson attempts to clear the air and present greater transparency regarding the ongoing controversies surrounding Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church. Haupert-Johnson sought to...

Korean UM Laity Issue Ultimatum

By Tom Lambrecht – In a continuing development of the conflict between Bishop Grant Hagiya and three Korean churches in the California-Pacific Annual Conference, the Korean Western Jurisdiction Laity Network and the Korean United Methodist Church Laity Network have...

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...