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Evangelicals Dominate Fastest-Growing Large United Methodist Churches

March 30, 2015

The fastest-growing large United Methodist congregations are overwhelmingly led by theologically orthodox senior pastors.

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Virginia “Just Resolutions” Show Liberal Methodist Zeal of “Punishment for Thee but not for Me”

March 23, 2015

The divergent responses of liberal United Methodists to controversies in Virginia demonstrates a zeal for harshly punishing evangelical clergy while protecting only clergy within their own narrow faction.

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Wealthy Caucus Offers to Pay UMC Clergy Who Break Ordination Vows

March 19, 2015

For any church to function, it needs to have a certain level of basic doctrinal and moral standards (especially for ordained clergy and others in leadership), some clear policies followed with some degree of…

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Even in Addressing “Slippery Slope,” Gay Methodist Caucus Won’t Oppose Multiple Partners

March 10, 2015

The main United Methodist LGBTQ caucus attempts to refute “slippery slope” arguments on gay marriage, but ends up admitting openness to multiple partners, amidst other bizarreness.

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Large UMC Congregation Halts Paying Apportionments: Our Bishops’ Failures (Part 1)

January 28, 2015

A large UMC congregations halts paying denominational apportionments, highlighting failures of United Methodist bishops.

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Understanding the Judicial Council Ruling in the Schaefer Decision

November 7, 2014

The question we should be asking right now is, “what does this Decision mean for the larger Church?”

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Gushee Endorses LGBT Agenda

October 28, 2014

Gushee’s work is the latest example of a “conversion narrative” that marries an account of intellectual epiphany with a political manifesto designed to cause the church to rethink centuries of settled doctrine.

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United Methodist “Supreme Court” Re-Instates Renegade Pastor

October 27, 2014

The United Methodist Church’s “supreme court” has affirmed the reinstatement of a Pennsylvania pastor who was defrocked last year for performing a same-sex union service.

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It’s Not Gay: Examining Liberation from Lifestyle Bondage

October 19, 2014

Feelings of “being used,” suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, and other disorders mark the lives of many suffering with gender confusion. The solution is a life grounded in Christ’s love.

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Philadelphia UMC Bishop: No More Gay Weddings

October 6, 2014

Johnson pledged that from now on, any United Methodist minister in her jurisdiction who “officiate[s] or host[s] a same-gender ceremony” will have complaints against them “handled swiftly”.

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Philadelphia United Methodist Bishop: No More Gay Weddings!

October 3, 2014

United Methodist Bishop Peggy Johnson of Philadelphia, who supervises nearly 1,000 United Methodist congregations in Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and eastern Maryland, has just declared that despite her personal liberal sympathies, “it is unacceptable to…

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DC Lobby Attacks UMC “Heterosexism,” Disrespects Global Church

September 26, 2014

At their fall 2014 board meeting, held last week, the board of directors of the United Methodist Church’s D.C. lobby office, the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) directors decided to petition the…