Navigating the Wilderness

By Thomas Lambrecht – ​​​​​​Let’s just acknowledge that The United Methodist Church is in a wilderness. In his book, A Way through the Wilderness, my colleague the Rev. Rob Renfroe writes, “In the Scriptures, wilderness is used to describe a time in a person’s...

The Ill-Conceived Plan to Seize Mt. Bethel’s Assets

By Thomas Lambrecht — In a dramatic and unprecedented move, the North Georgia Annual Conference has initiated action to seize control of the assets of the largest congregation in the conference, Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta, Georgia. The conference...

British Methodism Adopts Progressive Sexuality Standards

By Thomas Lambrecht – On Wednesday, the British Methodist Church became the largest denomination in Great Britain to endorse same-sex marriage. The overwhelming vote follows the acceptance of an initial report in 2019, God in Love Unites Us, followed by two years of...

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...