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February 23, 2019 By CBMW
Beginning on Saturday, nearly one thousand United Methodist delegates gathered in St. Louis to debate the issue of whether the UMC should revise their church’s doctrine and practice regarding same-sex marriage and LGBT clergy. They will consider several proposals, including one favored by the United States bishops called the One Church Plan, which drastically redefines...
January 31, 2019 By Jonathan Swan
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the January 2019 edition of the CBMW Newsletter, a monthly ministry update that features exclusive editorial content from CBMW Executive Director Colin Smothers. We are posting part of this month’s newsletter editorial here to give non-subscribers a chance to read it and have the opportunity to sign...
January 31, 2019 By CBMW
Next month, the United Methodist Church will meet in St. Louis to vote on what is being billed as the One Church Plan, a comprehensive measure recommended by the Council of Bishops that would revise their Book of Discipline. The revision would include instructions for celebrating same-sex marriages and ordaining openly LGBT clergy. The revision would also...
January 8, 2019 By Matt Damico
More than 250 pastors and church leaders in the Netherlands have signed a Dutch translation of the Nashville Statement, drawing widespread criticism in response. The translation, the signers of which come from conservative Protestant churches in the Netherlands, comes almost a year and a half after the Nashville Statement was originally released in August 2017,...
November 19, 2018 By CBMW
Editor’s Note: This blog post originally consisted only of Colin Smothers’ critique of Andy Draycott’s 2018 ETS presentation. Recently however, Draycott has offered a public statement retracting the argument made in his presentation. Dr. Draycott also provided us with this statement: Dr. Andy Draycott’s presentation was exploratory in nature on the topic of transgender identity...