The Anglican-Methodist Proposals

Jul 2, 2019 by

from Forward in Faith: Forward in Faith welcomes the statement by Anglican Catholic Future about the latest Anglican-Methodist report. In our own February 2018 statement, we noted questions about whether the proposals would lead to unity, and whether the office of ‘President-bishop’ (to be held for one year only) could be recognized as a ‘local adaption’ of the historic episcopate of the catholic Church. We are grateful to note some progress with regard to the question of unity, but our...

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Liberal UMC leaders promise ‘wide variety of resistance tactics’ against Church position on LGBT issues

May 24, 2019 by

by Michael Gryboski, Christian Post: Theologically progressive United Methodist Church clergy and activists have promised a “wide variety of resistance tactics” against the denomination’s official opposition to homosexuality and gay marriage. Church of the Resurrection of Leawood, Kansas, the largest UMC congregation in the United States, hosted a gathering of about 600 pro-LGBT United Methodists called “UMC Next” this week. At issue was the recent reaffirmation of the UMC Book of...

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What should Anglicans make of the new Methodist report on marriage and relationships?

May 15, 2019 by

by Martin Davie: The report of the Methodist Church’s Marriage and Relationships Task Group. On February 26 the United Methodist Church, the world’s largest Methodist denomination, with approximately 12.5 million members, voted to continue to uphold the belief that ‘the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching,’ and to continue to prohibit both same-sex marriage and the ordination of those in sexually active same-sex relationships.[1] By contrast, the comparatively...

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Methodist Church should allow same-sex marriages, report states

May 15, 2019 by

by Gabriella Swerling, Telegraph: Methodists have recommended that gay couples be allowed to marry in their churches for the first time in a groundbreaking report. In a document published on Tuesday ahead of the Methodist Church’s Conference this summer, a task force called for a series of recommendations in a bid to modernise the Methodist Church. The report was drawn up amid changes in society regarding same-sex relationships, cohabition and the delicining marriage rate, the legalisation of...

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United Methodists choose orthodoxy

Mar 1, 2019 by

Church history made before our eyes, by Albert Mohler “Despite its basic theological liberalism, the UMC made history this week by upholding a biblical ethic on sexual morality. The General Conference sustained its biblical standards on marriage as an exclusive union between one man and one woman and rejected the LGBTQ revolution. This has never happened before and thus history was made. A mainline Protestant denomination long characterized by theological liberalism defeated the LGBTQ...

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Church History Made Before Our Eyes

Mar 1, 2019 by

by Albert Mohler: United Methodists Make History, Affirm Biblical Standards of Sexuality. Church history spans two millennia—2,000 years of recorded experience. The weight of that history is heavy and humbling. Seen in that light, it takes a really big event to rank as historical, even as it happens. Such an event happened within the last seven days. In St. Louis Missouri, the United Methodist Church met for a special General Conference to answer unavoidable questions central to the sexual...

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